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Fraudulent Use of Disabled Person Parking Placards Results in 171 Citations

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Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 657–6437 | dmvpublicaffairs@dmv.ca.gov

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2017

Fraudulent Use of Disabled Person Parking Placards Results in 171 Citations

Statistics released on DMV enforcement operations in November

Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued misdemeanor citations to 171 people caught fraudulently using disabled person parking placards during 27 enforcement operations in November 2017. Offenders must appear in court to face possible fines ranging from $250 to $1,000.

The DMV carries out numerous enforcement operations throughout the state every month in an effort to reduce the impact disabled person parking placard fraud has on the mobility of those with disabilities.

Here are the results of the November enforcement operations:

Date City Citations Issued Drivers Contacted
11/2 Sacramento 15 93
11/7 Fullerton 5 102
11/8 Rancho Cucamonga 5 153
11/8 Reb Bluff 5 75
11/9 Bakersfield 8 53
11/9 El Centro 10 275
11/9 Fresno 5 24
11/9 Redding 4 70
11/9 San Jose 6 120
11/14 Riverside 1 15
11/15 Central Los Angeles 10 48
11/15 Los Angeles 10 80
11/15 Pamona 14 74
11/16 Alhambra 6 57
11/16 Hollister/Gilroy 2 43
11/16 Livermore 5 22
11/16 Merced 4 25
11/16 Napa 1 20
11/16 Santa Clara County (various locations) 4 60
11/16 San Marcos 2 111
11/19 Carson (2 operations) 13 150
11/21 Porter Ranch 12 80
11/27 Brentwood 1 2
11/27 Chula Vista 5 91
11/28 South San Francisco 6 113
11/30 Oxnard 12 60
Totals: 27 operations 171 2,016

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 their 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.

Statewide statistics: From July 1 to November 30, 2017, DMV investigators issued 1,176 citations to people fraudulently using disabled person placards during 124 enforcement operations. During fiscal year 2016/17, they handed out 1,625 citations.

Raising Public Awareness: Along with its enforcement efforts, the DMV also is distributing downloadable educational materials, such as videos, posters and brochures, at dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/about/dppp_outreach.

Soundbite/B-Roll: https://we.tl/9qZUsj91qm (Jaime Garza – DMV Spokesperson / location – Sacramento, 11/2)


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