Celeste Perry: San Jose Police Crack Down On Placard Violators

It's Just Wrong To Use The Handicap Sign If You Don't Need One

April 20, 2017
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On the long list of things "you just shouldn't do, because you know better", this infraction is way at the top of my list.  Don't use a handicap placard unless you need one.  There's a new enforcement operation encompassing a four-block radius near San Jose City Hall which is part of a statewide crack down on handicap placard scofflaws who use the signs to avoid parking meters or to get more convenient parking places. Fines to violators can vary from $250 to $1000. Here's more on the story from the San Jose Mercury News.  VIOLATION

Many years ago my dad had a minor surgery to his knee and his doctor offered him a disabled parking placard.  I'll never forget my father's reaction: "Give it someone else who needs it more than I do".  My dad was always so practical and humble.  His example is a constant reminder to me to be thankful for my good health.