Report 2016-121 Recommendation 19 Responses

Report 2016-121: Department of Motor Vehicles: Administrative and Statutory Changes Will Improve Its Ability to Detect and Deter Misuse of Disabled Person Parking Placards (Release Date: April 2017)

Recommendation #19 To: Motor Vehicles, Department of

To aid local placard enforcement efforts, by September 2017 DMV should develop guidance and training regarding strategies to combat placard misuse and notify local parking enforcement officials that the DMV guidance and training is available. As part of these efforts, DMV should include information on state law related to increasing citation penalties to fund enforcement efforts.

6-Month Agency Response

Existing parking enforcement training material has been updated. A memo regarding DMV guidance and training workshops was disseminated to parking enforcement entities.

  • Completion Date: September 2017
  • Response Date: October 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

DMV is drafting an informational memo for parking enforcement agencies informing them that DMV guidance and training is available. Additionally, DMV is enhancing existing disabled parking misuse training presentations, training workbooks, and contact information for local parking enforcement agencies. The updated presentations and workbooks will include information on the existence of state law related to increasing citation penalties to fund enforcement efforts, and enforcement operations on misuse of disabled parking.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 09/30/2017
  • Response Date: June 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2016-121

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.