Disabled Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 131 Abusers in March

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2019

Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 131 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 19 enforcement operations in March. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000. 

Since July 1, 2018, DMV investigators have verified 14,958 disabled person parking placards and found 1,379 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 March 2019:

DateCityCitations IssuedDrivers Contacted*
3/4Bakersfield531
3/6Glendale990
 Oroville442
 San Francisco272
3/7Dixon032
Los Banos355
3/11Brea158
3/12Fontana7112
Oxnard/Ventura1275
3/14Chula Vista597
Salinas787
3/18Fresno774
3/19Los Angeles748
Rosemead16105
San Dimas14102
3/20San Diego376
Vista7113
3/21Compton/Paramount1156
Sacramento11139
Total:19 operations1311,464

*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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