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Disabled Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 114 Abusers in July


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August 14, 2018

Disabled Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 114 Abusers in July

Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 114 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 21 enforcement operations in July. Offenders had their placard confiscated and were issued a misdemeanor citation that carries a $250 to $1,000 fine. The violation will appear on their driver record.

“We are committed to stopping the fraudulent use of disabled person parking placards by carrying out monthly enforcement operations throughout the state targeted at curbing this abuse,” DMV Director Jean Shiomoto said. “We ask you to save the space for those individuals who legitimately need a disabled parking spot.”

The following results are from enforcement operations held in July 2018:

Date City Citations Issued Drivers Contacted
7/3 San Jose 7 54
7/9 Fresno 2 68
7/10 Ceres / Modesto 3 48
7/10 Tehachapi 3 21
7/11 Santa Clara 3 101
7/12 South Gate 12 64
7/17 Corte Madera 2 51
7/17 Foster City 2 74
7/18 Chino Hills 11 148
7/18 Duarte 8 125
7/18 Santee 3 185
7/19 Los Angeles 5 46
7/19 West Hills 4 95
7/24 Chula Vista 7 79
7/25 Carlsbad 6 127
7/25 Huntington Beach 3 73
7/25 Oxnard 9 48
7/25 Rancho Cordova 3 125
7/27 Wheatland 8 87
7/28 Fremont 6 75
Totals: 21 operations 114 1,813

*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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