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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|
|11/15||Central Los Angeles||10||48|
|11/16||Santa Clara County (various locations)||4||60|
|11/19||Carson (2 operations)||13||150|
|11/28||South San Francisco||6||113|
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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