Can I use uncle's Disabled Person Parking Placard?
Q: I always use my uncle's Disabled Person Parking Placard. I know I?m not supposed to, but what's the big deal if he lets me have it?
A: The big deal is that local law enforcement has the primary authority to enforce parking placard or disabled person license plate misuse. Placard abuse can result in the cancellation and revocation of the placard and loss of the privileges it provides. For you, the worst part may be that you can receive a minimum fine of $250, a maximum fine of $3,500, up to 6 months of imprisonment or both. But you should also consider the hardship you are causing others who really need the parking space you are using. Also, please let your uncle know that it is illegal to lend his placard to anyone. For more information on disabled person parking placards go to www.dmv.ca.gov and click on Publications, Vehicle Registration Brochures, Disabled Person Parking Placard or Plates or just click on http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffvr07.htm.