Handicapped Placards and Parking Fraud

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If you've ever wondered whether all the drivers with disabled placards were really disabled, the DMV says more than one third probably aren't. But privacy laws don't even allow enforcement officers to ask. LA Times columnist Steve Lopez has found entire blocks of downtown LA full of cars with disabled placards, staying all day long. We hear from him and a DMV official who says state law makes it hard to crack down. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, one of America's political traditions: scapegoating other countries during presidential campaigns.

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Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Anna Scott