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Disabled Person Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 351 Abusers in April

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2019

Disabled Person Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 351 Abusers in April

Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 351 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 22 enforcement operations in April 2019. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000. 

Since July 1, 2018, DMV investigators have issued 1,730 citations and verified 18,983 disabled person parking placards.

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 April 2019:

Date City Citations Issued Drivers Contacted*
4/3 Chico
2
80

Santa Rosa
0
25
 4/8 Handfod
6
52
 4/9 Delano/Bakersfield
7
46
  Los Angeles
7
48
  Oxnard/Ventura
18
80
4/10 Gilroy
3
45

Sunnyvale
5
89
4/11 Pomona
9
81
4/12 - 4/14 Indio (Coachella Music Festival)
44
434
 4/16 Chula Vista
55
98
  El Centro
12
174
4/17 Lakewood
13
69
 4/18 Ceres
7
35
  Rosemead
8
108
4/19 - 4/21
Indio (Coachella Music Festival)
50
434
4/23 Marysville
3
62
  Vista
5
102
4/24
Foster City
0
107

Pacoima
9
95
4/25
Irvine
6
65

Sacramento
4
105
4/26 - 4/28
Indio (Stagecoach Music Festival)
78
1591
Total: 22 operations 351 4,025

*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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