On June 5th, 2019

DMV Investigators Catch 136 People Illegally Using Parking Placards

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. Investigators confiscated the placards that were being misused and cited the offenders.  The citations carry fines that range from $250 to $1,000.  

“DMV investigators have made their enforcement operations very public in order to educate drivers and stop the misuse of disabled person parking placards,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.  “Still people insist on convenience over courtesy and respect for those who need parking spaces closes to the places they visit.”

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:

San Francisco: 5  cited, 75 drivers contacted

Bakersfield: 6 cited, 48 drivers contacted

Chula Vista/San Diego: 11 cited, 63 drivers contacted

Patterson:  4 cited, 35 drivers contacted

Roseville: 6 cited, 101 drivers contacted

Los Angeles : 5 cited, 48 drivers contacted

Pico Rivera : 14 cited, 68 drivers contacted

Rohnert Park: 4 cited, 42 drivers contacted

Long Beach : 5 cited, 89 drivers contacted

San Jose : 8 cited, 91 drivers contacted

El Cajon/San Diego: 16cited, 91 drivers contacted

Oxnard/Ventura: 5 cited, 63 drivers contacted

Escondido: 11 cited, 63 drivers contacted

Folsom: 2 cited, 127 drivers contacted

Monterey Park: 7 cited, 106  drivers contacted

Fresno/Clovis : 3 cited, 59 drivers contacted

Perris: 8 cited, 80 drivers contacted

Santa Clarita/Valencia: 8 cited, 70 drivers contacted

Valencia: 2 cited, 30 drivers contacted

Westminster area: 6 cited, 88 drivers contacted


Total:              21 operations                           136                             1,437

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