ADOT Warns Against Not Using Appropriate Means For Vehicle Disability Plates or Placards

A post on a social media account in Maricopa County about a person trying to sell a disability placard was brought to the attention of the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division. This is now under investigation of the ADOT Office of Inspector General. ADOT notes, “A disability plate or placard is assigned to, and may only be displayed on, a specific vehicle registered or leased in the name of the person with a disability. That person must be either the vehicle’s driver or a passenger when the space is used. Recipients must complete an MVD Disability-Hearing Impaired Plate/Placard Application or have one on file. The application includes a medical certification section completed by an authorized physician (doctor of medicine, osteopathy, podiatry or chiropractic, licensed to practice medicine in the United States), a registered nurse practitioner or by a hospital administrator.”