Disabled Person Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 106 Abusers in August

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 106 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 21 enforcement operations in August 2019. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.

During the past two months, DMV investigators have issued 251 citations and verified 3,536 disabled person parking placards were being used properly.

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 August 2019:

Date City Citations Issued Drivers Contacted*
8/6 San Jose 4 44
Ventura 7 130
8/7 Galt 4 108
Roseville 3 80
San Francisco 2 87
Stockton 4 15
8/8 Los Angeles 8 42
8/9 Santa Rosa 6 130
8/12 Woodland Hills 7 20
8/13 Tehachapi 0 37
8/15 San Diego 2 51
Signal Hill 7 88
8/19 Madera 2 67
8/20 Chula Vista 5 83
8/21 Loss Angeles 3 15
Valencia 8 40
8/22 Covina 6 83
Del Mar 3 68
Fontana 11 203
Irvine 8 88
8/27 Rosemead 6 103
Total: 21 operations 106 1,582

*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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