Today there is a
"crackdown by city and state officials called "Disabilities and Parking Awareness Day," is taking place today at some 15 locations in the city, including Charles Village, Good Samaritan Hospital, the University of Baltimore at Mount Royal Avenue, Mondawmin Mall, Reisterstown Road Plaza and The Rotunda.
"In Baltimore City and other areas there's a constant problem with handicapped people not being able to park where they need to," said Sidney Hyatt, the MVA's assistant manager of investigations, who was observing the crackdown downtown at 7 a.m. "There are people abusing handicap placards and people using stolen ones." via baltimoresun.com
People abuse the placards in some states not only to get parking spots but to avoid paying meter charges.