Disabled Person Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 109 Abusers in October

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2019

Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 109 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 16 enforcement operations in October 2019. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000. 

Since July 1, 2019, DMV investigators have issued 707 citations while verifying 9,045 disabled person parking placards were legally being used by the person to whom they were assigned.

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 2019:

DateCityCitations IssuedDrivers Contacted*
10/1Northridge30107
10/2Fresno10167
10/7Fresno1177
 Los Angeles742
10/8San Jose12107
10/10Stockton425
10/16Chula Vista581
El Centro8150
Poway372
Willows140
10/17Orange758
 Oxnard425
10/22Pomona455
Redwood City168
10/23Norwalk10176
10/24Alhambra/Monterrey Park266
Total:16 operations1091,419

*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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