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Wednesday
Apr192017

SACRAMENTO: Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of State Audits, report, disabled vehicle placards: "Disabled placards for thousands of dead Californians part of program abuse"; also, "California's DMV isn't making sure people who have disabled parking permits should actually have them" ....

***Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of State Audits, disabled parking permits, program abuse....

* Sacramento Bee:  "Disabled placards for thousands of dead Californians part of program abuse" - From the Bee:

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles needs to significantly beef up efforts to prevent fraud and abuse in the state’s disabled person placard program, a new state audit recommends, noting that officials accept applications lacking required medical documentation, issue too many duplicates, and fail to cancel the placards of people who have died.

Almost 3 million people had disabled placards or special license plates as of June 2016, according to Tuesday’s Bureau of State Audits report. The placards allow people to use reserved parking spaces and exempt them from meters and parking-limit requirements. Yet hundreds of thousands of the placards could be in use illegally, based on auditors’ sampling of records.

The audit found multiple problems with the DMV’s administration of the program, beginning with .................

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* Los Angeles Times:  "California's DMV isn't making sure people who have disabled parking permits should actually have them"