California DMV Cracks Down on Disabled Person Placard Misuse and Abuse
The International Symbol of Access (ISA), also known as the (International) Wheelchair Symbol, angled, on a Handicap/Disabled Person Parking space.

California DMV Cracks Down on Disabled Person Placard Misuse and Abuse

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) investigators have caught 131 people misusing disabled person parking placards during enforcement operations in March 2019.

DMV officials said that those caught will have their placard confiscated and will face fines of $250-$1000. The growing probably has caused increased operations helping them to find 1379 placards being misused since July 1, 2018. While doing this, nearly 15,000 were verified. These enforcements are held each month throughout the state targeting those who abuse the disabled person parking placard.

With around 24 operations each month, the following results are from the March 2019 enforcement operations. Drivers contacted only signifies the people investigators contacted to verify their disabled person parking placard.

DateCityCitations IssuedDrivers Contacted*
San Francisco272
Los Banos355
3/14Chula Vista597
3/19 Los Angeles748
San Dimas14102
3/20San Diego376
Total:19 operations1311,464

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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