Off-Ramp for January 2, 2010

Rabe hits streets with Vartabedian to ask, "Why are handicapped placards so easy to get?"

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John Rabe

This was just one of more than a dozen handicap placards John and the LA Times' Ralph Vartabedian found in a two block stretch of parking meters in Little Tokyo. No wonder: one in ten California drivers has a disabled parking permit.

L.A. Times writer Ralph Vartabedian shows John the rampant abuse of disabled parking permits. Ten percent of California drivers have them. Do they all really need them, or is it a scam?

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