Blue Badge Use Question

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
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  • cantcopecantcope Forumite
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    no different to the people that use their passengers blue badge to park close but then leave them in the car while they sprint around tesco. :(
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    SilvertabbySilvertabby Forumite
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    edited 24 January 2018 at 10:42PM
    I was once challenged by some aggressive member of the public and I said I had no wish to discuss the matter but that if he wanted to note the name on the badge he could contact the Council.

    But I could see it from his viewpoint that all he saw was a fit person getting into a car with a blue badge that was not his. Posted by BobQ
    Some people just automatically jump to the wrong conclusion, without taking even a minute to consider what might be the true facts of the case.

    My friend and her husband were parked in a disabled slot. Her husband got her settled in the front passenger seat, then walked round the vehicle to the driver's side. Yes, the little old biddy with a walking stick only saw a fit and able man getting into a car with a blue badge - but instead of challenging him she just started walloping the car bonnet with her stick screaming 'that people like him made her sick'. She only stopped screaming when my friend opened her door and stuck her (newly fitted) artificial leg out. The old biddy didn't even apologise.
  • ANNOYED1ANNOYED1 Forumite
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    You can use the blue badge when dropping of or collecting the blue badge holder if you are taking them to the appointment. So you can park in the disabled bay and use the badge and walk with them to the building.
    I dont think you can drop them off and then go park and display the badge. You would have to contact the council where you are parking.
    Also most councils allow you to park in residents/permit bays which may be closer to the disabled bays. You should ask the council where you are parking.
    I know that disability organisations get blue badges and im sure i have seen them park further away and come collect the disabled people.
    Best thing is to ask council or department for transport.
  • easyeasy Forumite
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    ANNOYED1 wrote: »
    You can use the blue badge when dropping of or collecting the blue badge holder if you are taking them to the appointment. So you can park in the disabled bay and use the badge and walk with them to the building.
    I dont think you can drop them off and then go park and display the badge. You would have to contact the council where you are parking.
    Also most councils allow you to park in residents/permit bays which may be closer to the disabled bays. You should ask the council where you are parking.
    I know that disability organisations get blue badges and im sure i have seen them park further away and come collect the disabled people.
    Best thing is to ask council or department for transport.

    Yes of course, we all have time to ring the local council to ask advice while we're driving round desperately searching for a parking space :mad:
    I try not to get too stressed out on the forum. I won't argue, i'll just leave a thread if you don't like what I say. :)
  • teddysmumteddysmum Forumite
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    Our local hospital gets round the point by having a trolley bay shelter with coin operated wheelchairs.The disabled person then leaves and returns to the parked car, as they can be taken directly to the appointment, in a wheelchair.
  • ANNOYED1ANNOYED1 Forumite
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    easy wrote: »
    Yes of course, we all have time to ring the local council to ask advice while we're driving round desperately searching for a parking space :mad:

    seriously your sarcasm is not helpful. i didnt say ring them when driving. They could ring them beforehand or look on website if they go to the same place regularly. How else are they going to get the answers they need other than to read the booklet that come with the blue badge.
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