Three people were cited at the Del Norte BART station in El Cerrito for using disabled parking placards belonging to someone else, while four citations were given to people parking in disabled spots — all part of a three-hour police sting at the station.
The recent operation was “an effort by police to keep disabled parking spaces and time restricted zones available to people who are disabled,” according to El Cerrito police.
Those misusing disabled parking placards or license plates can be fined not less than $250 and not more than $1,000. Additionally, the parked vehicle receives a $275 parking citation.
“Many of the people we contacted who were legitimately using a disabled placard were appreciative of our efforts to keep the disabled parking spots available for those that need them,” police said, adding that they will continue to seek out violators during normal patrols.