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How to Use a Blue Badge

How to use a Blue Badge 

You must display the Badge on top of the dashboard or facia panel of the vehicle with the front of the Badge (the side showing the wheelchair-user symbol) facing forward so that the details are readable from outside of the vehicle. If the vehicle does not have a dashboard or facia panel you must palce the badge in a conspicuous position.

The badge should only be displayed when using the parking benefits under the Scheme, except if the vehicle is being driven by someone other than the badge holder for the purpose of entering or leaving an area (which is accessible only to vehicles displaying a Blue Badge) in order to pick up or drop off the badge holder.

Similar badges given to organisations caring for disabled people must not be used by non-disabled members for their own benefit. These badges must not be on display except when the vehicle is being used for the benefit of disabled people.

How to Use the Disabled Person's Parking Disc

You will need to dispaly a parking disc when you park on yellow lines or in a reserved parking place for badge holders which has a time limit. The disc must be displayed every time you park and be set to show the time of arrival.

Your Duties as a Badge Holder

It is your responsibility to ensure that the badge is used properly. You must not allow other people to use the badge.
You must ensure that the details on the front of the badge remain readable.  If they become unreadable, the badge must be returned to the Council for re-issue.

If you are a disabled driver

Remember that if you are a disabled driver and your disability is such that it is likely or may become likely to affect your ability to drive (even if your car is adapted) the law requires you to inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

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