Disabled Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 132 Abusers in December

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2019

Investigators cite more than 1,000 offenders in six months

Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 132 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 19 enforcement operations in December. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.

Since July 1, 2018, DMV investigators have verified 10,317 disabled person parking placards and found 1,013 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 December 2018:

DateCityCitations IssuedDrivers Contacted*
12/4Fresno675
12/5Atwater525
Glendale Galleria1185
Redwood City595
Rohnert Park450
12/6Irvine340
Los Angeles412
12/11Hawthorne12119
Ontario/Rancho Cucamonga11298
Oxnard1162
12/12Oceanside7119
Pico Rivera895
San Diego11145
12/13Livermore364
12/17Bakersfield885
Chula Vista796
Pomona1075
12/19Elk Grove2106
Marysville475
Total:19 operations1321,721

*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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