What Are Some Parking Laws for the Handicapped in California?


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Drivers with a disability are required to have a disabled parking placard or license plate to park in spaces restricted to disabled parking, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Permanent placards must be renewed every two years.

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The California DMV states that drivers with a disabled parking placard or license plate can park in metered spaces without charge.

With a disabled placard or license plate, drivers are permitted to park their vehicle in spaces with a wheelchair symbol on a sign or surface, or along curbs lined in blue, according to the California DMV. Disabled drivers may park with no time limit along green curbs, which signal time-limited parking. They are not permitted to park along red, yellow or white curbs.

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