Disabled Person Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 145 Abusers in July

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2019

Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 145 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 19 enforcement operations in July 2019. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000. 

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 July:

DateCityCitations IssuedDrivers Contacted*
7/2Del Mar10242
7/3Del Mar14198
San Jose7155
7/9Fresno450
 Oxnard/Ventura572
7/10Riverbank/Modesto328
Anaheim854
Los Angeles422
Los Angeles13195
Rosemead19132
7/11Techachapi442
7/16Rancho Cordova282
7/17San Francisco388
7/18Ontario12167
7/23Rohnert Park355
Cerritos13128
7/24San Diego4106
7/25Wheatland781
Rico Rivera1057
Total:19 operations1451,954

*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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