Disabled Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 132 Abusers in December

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 132 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 19 enforcement operations in December. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.

Since July 1, 2018, DMV investigators have verified 10,317 disabled person parking placards and found 1,013 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 December 2018:

Date City Citations Issued Drivers Contacted*
12/4 Fresno 6 75
12/5 Atwater 5 25
Glendale Galleria 11 85
Redwood City 5 95
Rohnert Park 4 50
12/6 Irvine 3 40
Los Angeles 4 12
12/11 Hawthorne 12 119
Ontario/Rancho Cucamonga 11 298
Oxnard 11 62
12/12 Oceanside 7 119
Pico Rivera 8 95
San Diego 11 145
12/13 Livermore 3 64
12/17 Bakersfield 8 85
Chula Vista 7 96
Pomona 10 75
12/19 Elk Grove 2 106
Marysville 4 75
Total: 19 operations 132 1,721

*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 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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