Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 106 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 18 enforcement operations in February. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.
Since July 1, 2018, DMV investigators have verified 13,494 disabled person parking placards and found 1,248 being misused.
The DMV holds as many as 24 enforcement operations each month throughout the state targeted at curbing disabled person parking placard abuse.
The following results are from enforcement operations held in February 2019:
Date -City -Citations Issued -Drivers Contacted*
Baldwin Park11 /92
Los Angeles15 /195
2/20Beverly Hills1 / 42
Ventura10 / 86
Vista7 / 85
2/21Jackson4 / 101
Los Angeles (Central)4 / 63
San Diego5 /132
2/26 Colton3 /194
Monterey Park10 /59
Total:18 operations Citations Issued 106 / Drivers Cintacted 1,587
*Drivers Contacted is the number of people DMV investigators contacted in order to verify their disabled person parking placard.
Anyone who suspects a person might be misusing a disabled person placard is urged to report it using an online complaint form or by contacting a local DMV Investigations office. Submissions are confidential. It is important to note that some qualifying disabilities are not visually apparent and allegations of misuse might be unfounded.
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