Disabled Person Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 351 Abusers in April

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May 13, 2019

Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 351 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 22 enforcement operations in April 2019. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000. 

Since July 1, 2018, DMV investigators have issued 1,730 citations and verified 18,983 disabled person parking placards.

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 April 2019:

DateCityCitations IssuedDrivers Contacted*
Santa Rosa025
 Los Angeles748
4/12 – 4/14Indio (Coachella Music Festival)44434
 4/16Chula Vista5598
 El Centro12174
4/19 – 4/21Indio (Coachella Music Festival)50434
4/24Foster City0107
4/26 – 4/28Indio (Stagecoach Music Festival)781591
Total:22 operations3514,025

*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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