Disabled Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 109 Abusers in October

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2018

Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 109 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 21 enforcement operations in October. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000. 

Since July 1, 2018, DMV investigators have verified 6,957 disabled person parking placards and found 749 being misused.

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 October 2018:

DateCityCitations IssuedDrivers Contacted*
10/3Martinez235
10/11Los Angeles752
10/11Modesto/Riverbank630
10/16Chula Vista6105
10/16Marysville   7137
10/16Porterville   438
10/16Selma152
10/18Emeryville/Oakland133
10/18San Diego   4156
10/18San Jose   685
10/22Oxnard757
10/23Covina1189
10/23Oceanside778
10/23Rialto6156
10/24Citrus Heights3109
10/25Colma447
10/25Los Angeles521
10/25Los Angeles/Holmby Hills616
10/29Northridge8150
10/29Tustin444
10/30Alhambra445
Totals:21 operations1091,535

 
*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 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.  

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