If your state's DMV has issued you a disabled person parking placard
this enables you to park where there are handicapped parking signs.
Fortunately, there is a good amount of reserved handicap parking on
the streets of busy metropolitan areas and also within public and private
parking lots. For this, the credit goes largely to ADA strict standards
and regulations required for businesses as well as State and local governments.
ADA regulation require public and private businesses to mount handicap
parking signs; these signs can be ordered online.
What do Handicapped parking signs look like?
Colored blue, or white with blue, they include the international symbol
of accessibility and will say "Van Accessible," for spaces
designated for handicap vans. With these signs, drivers should have
no problem seeing them even when a vehicle is parked in the space because
they are required to be mounted high. Other signs you will commonly
see say: "Handicapped Parking," and "Reserved Parking."
And, as long as you have a DP (disabled person) or DV (disabled veteran)
placard and plates; you can park within these handicap parking spaces.
Note: State regulations differ regarding handicap parking. Check with
your state's DMV and learn about parking privileges and limitations.
Below is an example of CA handicap parking priveleges.