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Disabled Person Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 145 Abusers in July

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2019

Disabled Person Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 145 Abusers in July

Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 145 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 19 enforcement operations in July 2019. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000. 

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 July:


Date City Citations Issued Drivers Contacted*
7/2 Del Mar
10
242
7/3
Del Mar
14
198

San Jose
7
155
7/9
Fresno
4
50
  Oxnard/Ventura
5
72
7/10 Riverbank/Modesto
3
28

Anaheim
8
54

Los Angeles
4
22

Los Angeles
13
195

Rosemead
19
132
7/11 Techachapi
4
42
7/16 Rancho Cordova
2
82
7/17 San Francisco
3
88
7/18 Ontario
12
167
7/23
Rohnert Park
3
55

Cerritos
13
128
7/24 San Diego
4
106
7/25
Wheatland
7
81

Rico Rivera
10
57
Total: 19 operations 145 1,954

*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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