Disabled Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 131 Abusers in March

Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 131 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 19 enforcement operations in March. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000. Since July 1, 2018, DMV investigators have verified 14,958 disabled person parking placards and found 1,379 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 March 2019  *Date *City *Citations Issued *Drivers Contacted

3/4 Bakersfield 5 31 3/6 Glendale 9 90 Oroville 4 42 San Francisco 2 72 3/7 Dixon 0 32 Los Banos 3 55 3/11 Brea 1 58 3/12 Fontana 7 112 Oxnard/Ventura 12 75 3/14 Chula Vista 5 97 Salinas 7 87 3/18 Fresno 7 74 3/19 Los Angeles 7 48 Rosemead 16 105 San Dimas 14 102 3/20 San Diego 3 76 Vista 7 113 3/21 Compton/Paramount 11 56 Sacramento 11 139 Total: 19 operations 131 1,464 *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.