Difficult to estimate (some operators cite around 20% fraud), the proportion of false parking cards for the disabled has been steadily increasing since 2018 with the decriminalisation of parking which has led cities to raise the fine for unpaid parking (FPS) from €17 to €60 in some cases. The advantage of such a card is that it allows you to park free of charge and benefit from dedicated spaces.
In Paris, 38,000 cards are in circulation for a car park with 4,500 free parking spaces reserved for people with reduced mobility. It is possible to find fake cards for €300 on the Internet. And although the old European parking cards are gradually being replaced by new cards (mobility inclusion card, CMI) from 2017, the old cards remain valid until 2026.