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Blue Badge - Can I Stay Parked In Same Place If I Keep Changing Time?

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FusionFury
FusionFury Posts: 168 Forumite
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edited 6 September 2018 at 12:57PM in Disability money matters
Like say there is double yellow lines outside my house, can I just keep a car parked out there in the same place by getting someone to go out every 3 hours to change the time to add another 3 hours on? or isn't that allowed? :money:

I realise I could get my own disabled parking space outside my house by the council, but I don't have the monies currently (they want £100 for a lick of paint outside my house with disabled parking bay which doesn't even guarantee I get exclusive use of it!!! shocking)
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  • LadyDee
    LadyDee Posts: 4,293 Forumite
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    Not sure (probably your book will tell you, or ring the Council and ask) but if you get a couple of tickets that £100 is going to look pretty good value.
  • molerat
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    No. What do you think "up to 3 hours" means ?
  • Paul_DNAP
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    If they paint a disabled bay outside your home they are unlikely to paint a single or double yellow line inside the bay (limiting you to three hours) or put up a separate restriction notice (limiting you to what the notice says) and as such it is massively likely that the parking space will NOT be time limited and the clock will not need to be displayed.


    But you're right on the second point, it does not guarantee the space will be kept empty for yourself, it will be a disabled parking bay and any blue badge holder can use it.
    (Although I could be wrong, I often am.)
  • marliepanda
    marliepanda Posts: 7,186 Forumite
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    Paul_DNAP wrote: »
    If they paint a disabled bay outside your home they are unlikely to paint a single or double yellow line inside the bay (limiting you to three hours) or put up a separate restriction notice (limiting you to what the notice says) and as such it is massively likely that the parking space will NOT be time limited and the clock will not need to be displayed.


    But you're right on the second point, it does not guarantee the space will be kept empty for yourself, it will be a disabled parking bay and any blue badge holder can use it.

    I dont think there's any concern over a time limit in a bay, the OP doesnt have a bay, cant afford a bay, and therefore wants to just park on the lines and move the clock.
  • w06
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    Of course not

    The booklet that just arrived with my renewed badge says 'Badge holders may park on single or double yellow lines for up to three hours... You must wait for at least one hour after a previous period of parking before you can park the same vehicle in the same road or part of a road on the same day'
  • Barny1979
    Barny1979 Posts: 7,921 Forumite
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    FusionFury wrote: »
    (they want £100 for a lick of paint outside my house with disabled parking bay which doesn't even guarantee I get exclusive use of it!!! shocking)
    Why should the public highway be exclusively reserved for you? Also do you know what the metreage rate is for lining or even a day rate?
  • unforeseen
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    Also there would be the amendment to the TRO to document the break in the double yellow lines. So all in all £100 is good value for money.

    BTW you are not guaranteed a disabled bay being installed there, especially as it would be where double yellows exist already. This says there is possibly a traffic flow problem and the last thing that is needed is to enable a vehicle to be parked there 24 hours per day.
  • Starrystarrynight1
    Starrystarrynight1 Posts: 270 Forumite
    edited 7 September 2018 at 7:12PM
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    w06 has it spot on. You can't just keep on moving the clock instead of the car. However, if you're in Scotland, the guide says you can park on yellow lines for as long as you need to. It doesn't specify a number of hours. However, I don't think they would want anyone to use double yellows outside their house as permanent, personal parking.

    I used to be Starrystarrynight on MSE, before a log in technical glitch!
  • System
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    My daughter will be getting her first blue badge in a week or so , can i ask about time restrictions ? If we go shopping is there a limit on how long we can be ?
  • Ames
    Ames Posts: 18,459 Forumite
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    CHRISSYG wrote: »
    My daughter will be getting her first blue badge in a week or so , can i ask about time restrictions ? If we go shopping is there a limit on how long we can be ?

    It depends what type of parking - public or private, car park or on street, disabled bay or standard bay, single or double lines...

    You'll get a booklet with the badge that explains it all.
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.
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