Disabled Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 109 Abusers in October

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 109 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 21 enforcement operations in October. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.

Since July 1, 2018, DMV investigators have verified 6,957 disabled person parking placards and found 749 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 October 2018:

Date City Citations Issued Drivers Contacted*
10/3 Martinez 2 35
10/11 Los Angeles 7 52
10/11 Modesto/Riverbank 6 30
10/16 Chula Vista 6 105
10/16 Marysville 7 137
10/16 Porterville 4 38
10/16 Selma 1 52
10/18 Emeryville/Oakland 1 33
10/18 San Diego 4 156
10/18 San Jose 6 85
10/22 Oxnard 7 57
10/23 Covina 11 89
10/23 Oceanside 7 78
10/23 Rialto 6 156
10/24 Citrus Heights 3 109
10/25 Colma 4 47
10/25 Los Angeles 5 21
10/25 Los Angeles/Holmby Hills 6 16
10/29 Northridge 8 150
10/29 Tustin 4 44
10/30 Alhambra 4 45
Totals: 21 operations 109 1,535

*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 formor by contacting their 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.

Educational materials can be downloaded at https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/about/dppp_outreach

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