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West Hollywood Parking Enforcement Cracks Down on Misuse of Handicap Placards

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Last month, DMV employees conducted a "sting" of sorts that nabbed 18 people in the Van Nuys civic center area abusing handicap placards in order to get free or closer parking. Now comes news, via AOL's Patch West Hollywood, that the city's parking division will be cracking down on scofflaws. Parking enforcement officers will begin to randomly approach drivers who display disabled placards to show proof o ownership. If none can be provided, the placard will be taken away and the driver will be issued a $500 ticket.

But that sky-high fine can be decreased to $25 if proof of ownership can be shown within 21 days.