Blue Badge Rules

Full list of times where it is okay to park in a Blue Badge Bay if you do not have a Blue Badge.

I realise that it can seem to be a complex issue. On a few occasions recently I have found that some people were entirely perplexed by the rules, so it seemed a good time to share a full and complete list to help everyone.

So here goes…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There! You have now read the full list!

Some people utterly rely on those spaces in order to get out of their vehicles or to make it to the place they need to get to.

The rain, being in a hurry or the fact that you are only going to be a few minutes is never a reason to make everyday life even more difficult for a disabled person.

It is a simple list and should be easy to remember!

No Blue Badge = Don’t park in the Blue Badge Bay!

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52 thoughts on “Blue Badge Rules

  1. I did wonder when I saw the headline to this article. I thought the list would be short! There is no excuse for parking in a disabled bay without a basge.

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  2. I can’t believe people still do this, it’s just so ridiculous not to mention disgustingly unfair for anyone in actual need of the space, love this post!

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  3. there are so many fit, thick and ignorant people in the world that dont give a damn if you are disabled they park on bays for their own conveinience to hell with any one else,it would be great if the law changed and anyone on bays illegaly should not be fined but disquallified from driving for a month and they would learn what its like to have to struggle to do everyday tasks

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      1. Hi OH. Less is more. Great example and says it all. Have you considered writing another blog about how a blue badge holder may be fined for abusing its privilege, but a none blue badge holder is just made to feel some sort of pathetic shame!

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        1. That is an excellent point! I was horrified in McDonalds one time when using the drive through, they didn’t have the food ready and the waiting bays were occupied so directed me to wait in the Blue Badge Bay. I was polite, but educational!

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  4. Unfortunately the general public have seen the government and local services mistreating the disabled community and have accepted this as permission to mistreat disabled people in general. If it’s ok for the government to bend all the rules it’s ok for them to do the same. There are no controls, no penalties, no restrictions. A space marked as disables is just a convenient parking space with nice wide bays. A free for all.

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  5. Earlier this year, I was taking my other half’s parents to a national trust property. They are aged 88 and 91 and while one of them can walk maybe 20 yards without needing to sit down, the other would struggle to manage more than ten feet. Neither are light and we would struggle to push them up the steep hill from the general car park in wheelchairs.

    As it was, the marshal in the car park directed us to the blue badge area so it wasn’t a problem. Had we not been allowed to use the blue badge area, the venue would not have been accessible to them. Perhaps we need to apply for a blue badge for them, I don’t know how it works as we live in a different county from them but I do not see this as an abuse of the system.

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        1. The care home would organise it, or you can fill in the simple form. “It’s just too difficult to get a badge” is not a great excuse for using the spaces without a permit.

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        2. The badge is linked the person, not the vehicle. So if your parents apply for a blue badge, they can use it to park close to places no matter who takes them out. When we took my father-in-law out, we just moved the badge from his car to ours (but please remember to put it back afterwards!)

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    1. Get them to apply. My mum has severe arthritis in her knees, ankles and feet making walking incredibly difficult. I applied, on her behalf, for a blue badge. and she received it earlier in the month
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    2. See you doctor he will tell you how to get one he has to ok it then you pay for it don’t think these selfish people who park without badge realise we pay for our badges

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    3. You don’t have to be a driver to apply for a badge. They can both apply fo one in their own right. I’m using mine 7 lanzarote at the moment. You can use in any e u country, let alone county. No excuse not to have one if entitled.

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  6. I’ve shared this to my local Facebook group, where there’s currently a debate (not sure what there is to debate exactly) regarding who should be allowed to use the one and only disabled space in the village centre. My husband has a blue badge so this is something I’m very aware of. Even if he didn’t, I’d park miles away rather than take the disabled space.

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    1. I hope it helps clarify things for them! Sounds like the local council need to increase Blue Badge holder spaces though, only one is incredibly poor planning.

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    1. It used to happen all the time at my son’s school – usually by the staff! They didn’t seem to get that the behaviour sent a huge message as to how they viewed the rights disabled people.

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  7. Our local Tesco has put the blue badge spaces right in front of the cash machines! How ridiculous is that? So now you get people parking in them as they are just stopping for cash and don’t think it will matter. When I complained to Tesco they told me the car park is the responsibility of the local council. I’ve never heard of a council being responsible for a supermarket car park before! It makes me so angry!!! I wish we didn’t need the blue badge, I wish I could go back to those days when my partner could walk like a normal person…..

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    1. I wish my son didn’t need it either. If only people knew how hard life is for a person who cannot walk, they would never abuse the space, not even for a second.x

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    2. I have said that I wish I was healthy and not have a blue badge most people I see using them without badge are fat young people who give you abuse if you tackle them

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  8. I have a relative in a care home whom I take out to appointments such as outpatients and the dentist. We don’t have a blue badge but walking is difficult and very slow. I would appreciate it if the care home had a blue badge for occasional use by residents such as these which we could borrow for such specific appointments. Unfortunately the system doesn’t work like that.

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  9. Love this. The only exception I would consider is when you have a disability but not a badge, I had to use private car park disabled bays when waiting for my badge as I’d left it a bit late to apply and deteriorated quite rapidly. I couldn’t have got out of the car in a standard bay, let alone walked far to get in. Legally you would be “permitted”.

    The worst one is when people think they can use other people’s badges to run errands for them, I challenged one lady outside Boots for not displaying a badge. Apparently it was OK because she was collecting her mother’s prescription but had left the badge at home, she wouldn’t have it that her mother wasn’t needing a disabled bay 2 miles away from the car! Even when someone runs in for me, I won’t occupy a bay that someone actually needs.

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    1. Try it. Park on double yellows without a badge, leave a note saying the badge is on order. Think you’d get a ticket? Of course you would.

      No badge, No parking.

      Everybody. EVERYBODY, has their own set of wonderful excuses of how their situation is different and they can use the space without a badge, If one person parks without a badge, so does another and another.

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      1. Of course it would not work on public land, which is why I specified private car parks. It’s the same reason there’s no law against abuse, because technically they are only enforceable on public land and car parks.

        You have your standards, I won’t judge or challenge someone with an obvious disability.

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  10. All the time the council do not check who uses blue badge then there will be widespread abuse of them.yesterday I saw four people use someone else’s blue badge in half hour and also the same man park every day from 7.30 am till 5.20pm useing his wife’s badge.reported him every time I see a warden and nothing done.need picture of blue badge holder in car window.

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  11. So many people are ignorant to the blue badge! We may need to apply for one for my mother and with a family friend who uses one, we’re very aware about it all. This post needs to be shared as a PSA!

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  12. I get so Angry that people use Parent and toddler bays, so I completely agree with the anguish on these spaces being misused it isn’t on at all they are there for people that truly need it

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  13. There’s a cafe in our local Tesco’s and the so called chef parks I’m one of the blue badge bays. He displays a blue badge but I’ve no clue who’s badge it is. He can be seen sat in the car having a fag break.

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