Disabled Person Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 145 Abusers in July

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– 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:

Date City Citations Issued Drivers Contacted*
7/2 Del Mar 10 242
7/3 Del Mar 14 198
San Jose 7 155
7/9 Fresno 4 50
Oxnard/Ventura 5 72
7/10 Riverbank/Modesto 3 28
Anaheim 8 54
Los Angeles 4 22
Los Angeles 13 195
Rosemead 19 132
7/11 Techachapi 4 42
7/16 Rancho Cordova 2 82
7/17 San Francisco 3 88
7/18 Ontario 12 167
7/23 Rohnert Park 3 55
Cerritos 13 128
7/24 San Diego 4 106
7/25 Wheatland 7 81
Rico Rivera 10 57
Total: 19 operations 145 1,954

*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 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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