On June 4th, 2018

DMV Investigators Cite 133 in May for Misusing Disabled Parking Placard

SACRAMENTO – Disabled parking spaces are reserved for those with handicapped license plates or disabled parking placards issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).  Placards are issued to a specific individual and cannot be used by another unless the individual the placard is issued to is present.  Helping to spread the word are California DMV investigators who conduct enforcement operations throughout the state each month.

In May, DMV investigators conducted 21 such enforcement operations and cited 133 people for using a placard that wasn’t theirs.

“These spaces are at a premium and are reserved for those who have mobility issues or some health issue that requires they take as few steps as possible to places they must walk to,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.  “While some people think they can use a relative’s placard to access convenient and/or free parking, they can’t.  Not only is it very inconsiderate, it’s against the law.”

Investigators issue citations that carry fines of up to $1,000 to offenders.  Some of the places that DMV investigators conducted their May operations include Bakersfield, Grass Valley, San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, South San Francisco, Folsom, Salinas, Fresno and Roseville.

Since July 1, 2017, DMV investigators have issued 2,345 citations during 234 crackdown operations.

 

California Statewide
Law Enforcement Association

Headquarters:
2029 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
916.447.5262
800.522.2873
Southern Office:
5762 Bolsa Ave, Suite 104
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
714.894.4411

About CSLEA

CSLEA Board and OfficersAffiliatesCSLEA FOP Lodge #77CSLEA Foundation

News Center

Monthly NewsletterCalendarVideos

Contact CSLEA

Legal

Legal StaffAdmonishment StatementLegal Defense FundKnow Your Rights VideosLegal FAQLegal Representation CommitteePeace Officer Bill of Rights

Politics

CSLEA Legislative UpdateLegislative Request FormLegislationPAC EndorsementsPast PAC EndorsementsGeneral Election Results

Membership

Join CSLEAAddress Update
Member Services StaffMembership ServicesMember BenefitsScholarshipCSLEA DiscountsSupervisors & ManagersMember Tax Info
© Copyright  - California Statewide Law Enforcement Association
twitterfacebookyoutube-playinstagramvimeo