Even with handicap placards, parking tickets are possible; for example, California drivers can get ticketed for parking in striped areas next to handicap spaces and for parking at red, yellow or white curbs, says DMV.org. Tickets are also possible in scenarios such as altered expiration dates, says Disability Scoop.
People who use handicap parking placards are expected to follow local and state parking rules, says the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. Failure to do so may result in a parking ticket with fees. In cases where a person other than the intended recipient uses a handicap placard, the consequence may be more serious than a ticket, such as the placard being taken away.