Disabled Person Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 136 Abusers in May

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June 5, 2019

Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 136 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 21 enforcement operations in May 2019. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000. 

During the past eleven months, DMV investigators have issued 1,866 citations and verified 20,420 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 May 2019:

DateCityCitations IssuedDrivers Contacted*
5/3San Francisco575
5/8Chula Vista/San Diego1163
5/9Los Angeles548
Pico Rivera1468
5/15Rohnert park442
5/16Long Beach589
5/18San Jose640
5/20San Jose251
5/21El Cajon/San Diego1691
Monterey Park7106
Santa Clarita/Valencia870
5/29Westminster/Huntington Beach688
Total:21 operations1361,437

*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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