Disabled Person Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 106 Abusers in August

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2019

Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 106 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 21 enforcement operations in August 2019. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.

During the past two months, DMV investigators have issued 251 citations and verified 3,536 disabled person parking placards were being used properly.

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 August 2019:

DateCityCitations IssuedDrivers Contacted*
8/6San Jose444
Ventura7130
8/7Galt4108
Roseville380
 San Francisco287
Stockton415
8/8Los Angeles842
8/9Santa Rosa6130
8/12Woodland Hills720
8/13Tehachapi037
8/15San Diego251
Signal Hill788
8/19Madera267
8/20Chula Vista583
8/21Loss Angeles315
Valencia840
8/22Covina683
Del Mar368
Fontana11203
Irvine888
8/27Rosemead6103
Total:21 operations1061,582

*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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