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News 2018-05-31T02:33:51+00:00

Automakers Must Deliver on the Promise of Self-Driving Car Technology

July 30th, 2018|

When I bought my most recent car — a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country —the salesman walked me through the list of available upgrades. I could get a leather interior and heated seats without a problem, but there was one glaring oversight: accessibility. As a wheelchair user, I’ve found that no major automaker offers an accessible vehicle as standard…

Read The New York Times Article

“Not Your Spot” Disabled Parking Campaign Begins

June 14th, 2018|

Rotary Central Cayman Islands has launched its “Not Your Spot” awareness campaign highlighting the correct use and importance of disabled parking spots. The campaign, which was started 14 June, aims not only to educate the public on the proper and improper use of disabled “blue spots” around the island, but also show why these parking spaces are so important to the people who have the rights to use them…

Read the CNS Local Life News Article

Disabled Parking Placard Abuse Crackdown Nets 381 Citations

May 8th, 2018|

Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 381 out of 4,951, including 11 people in Valencia, fraudulently using disabled person parking placards during 22 enforcement operations in April.  Investigators confiscated the placards and issued each offender a misdemeanor citation that carries a $250 to $1,000 fine. The violation will also appear on their driver record…

Read the May 8 article from SCV News.

DMV Cracks Down on Disabled Placard Misuse in Undercover Sweep

March 21st, 2018|

Drivers in the East County were surprised Wednesday when officers approached them to check whether or not their disabled placards were valid. With 2.7 million placards issued in California, it can be difficult to find a handicapped parking space. Adding to that difficulty are the countless drivers who misuse them…

Read the March 21 article from 7SanDiego.

How California Plans to Stop ‘Dead’ Drivers from Using Disabled Parking Placards

December 28th, 2017|

Last year, a California audit revealed an impossible statistic: More than 26,000 people over age 100 in the Golden State had blue disabled placards, allowing them to park at any street meter for free, all day, or at prime blue-stenciled stalls at the front of store parking lots…

Read the December 28, 2017 article from The Sacramento Bee.