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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 13th Mar 18, 11:26 AM
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    Theft of blue badges - the answer...
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    • 13th Mar 18, 11:26 AM
    Theft of blue badges - the answer... 13th Mar 18 at 11:26 AM
    Why don't they fit blue badges with ID chips - that could be read through the windscreen - by parking wardens ?
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    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 13th Mar 18, 11:36 AM
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    Why don't they fit blue badges with ID chips - that could be read through the windscreen - by parking wardens ?
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    How would that stop them being stolen? Or do mean as a deterrent against re-use of a stolen badge?

    Anyway I can't see the problem warranting such a high tech and no doubt costly solution.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 13th Mar 18, 11:49 AM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 11:49 AM
    How would that stop them being stolen? Or do mean as a deterrent against re-use of a stolen badge?

    Anyway I can't see the problem warranting such a high tech and no doubt costly solution.
    Originally posted by Johno100
    As a deterrent because thieves know that there is no way that they can be caught at the moment

    The ID could be tied in to the number plate
    There are approx 2.5 Million blue badges currently issued in UK - With around 3000 being stolen every year (numbers increasing due to "value" - a mobile phone could be converted to read chips - so a cheap solution is readily available
    • Typhoon2000
    • By Typhoon2000 13th Mar 18, 11:53 AM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 11:53 AM
    Blue badges are not tied to vehicles. A friend is allowed give a lift to a blue age holder allowing them to display the badge and park in an appropriate bay.
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 13th Mar 18, 12:24 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 12:24 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 12:24 PM
    As a deterrent because thieves know that there is no way that they can be caught at the moment

    The ID could be tied in to the number plate
    There are approx 2.5 Million blue badges currently issued in UK - With around 3000 being stolen every year (numbers increasing due to "value" - a mobile phone could be converted to read chips - so a cheap solution is readily available
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    But it wouldn’t be a cheap solution.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 13th Mar 18, 12:39 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 12:39 PM
    Blue badges are not tied to vehicles. A friend is allowed give a lift to a blue age holder allowing them to display the badge and park in an appropriate bay.
    Originally posted by Typhoon2000
    Maybe they should be?
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 13th Mar 18, 12:48 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 12:48 PM
    Maybe they should be?
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    And inconvenience the blue badge holder? The entitlement to one isn't tied to that person being able to drive or own their own vehicle.
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    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 13th Mar 18, 12:52 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 12:52 PM
    Maybe they should be?
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Very selfish.
    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 13th Mar 18, 12:53 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 12:53 PM
    Just wish they would put the photo in the top side, that way it would be a lot easier to see potential abuse.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 13th Mar 18, 1:14 PM
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    Very selfish.
    Originally posted by Inner Zone
    I use a blue badge - so am I being selfish to myself ?
    • George Michael
    • By George Michael 13th Mar 18, 1:15 PM
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    Blue badges are not tied to vehicles.
    Originally posted by Typhoon2000
    Maybe they should be?
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Why?
    It's not the car that is disabled.
    I often give my elderly neighbour a lift to the local hospital in my car and as he has major problems walking any distance, I use his blue badge to enable me to park in a disabled bay right by the hospital entrance so that he only has to walk a few metres.
    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 13th Mar 18, 1:18 PM
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    I use a blue badge - so am I being selfish to myself ?
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    My disabled step daughter had a blue badge but no car of her own as she was unable to drive, my disabled sister has a blue badge and a car. Neither always use the same vehicle so by limiting the badge to the registration number it would severely limited their mobility options.

    So to answer your question you would be being selfish to others.
    Last edited by Inner Zone; 13-03-2018 at 1:22 PM.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 13th Mar 18, 1:20 PM
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    Well what do you suggest to combat theft of cards ?
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 13th Mar 18, 1:24 PM
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    And I am also fed up with non-blue card holders lparking their 4x4's in the spaces reserved for disabled...
    What can be done about them ?
    And whilst I am on my bandwagon - how many people genuinely have mobility problems and how many are just lazy ?
    I struggle to walk and see many elderly people virtually running away from their blue badge parked cars ..
    Last edited by 50Twuncle; 13-03-2018 at 1:26 PM.
    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 13th Mar 18, 1:26 PM
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    Well what do you suggest to combat theft of cards ?
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Post #9 would be a start.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 13th Mar 18, 1:29 PM
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    Post #9 would be a start.
    Originally posted by Inner Zone
    They have a photo on the reverse side
    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 13th Mar 18, 1:31 PM
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    And I am also fed up with non-blue card holders lparking their 4x4's in the spaces reserved for disabled...
    What can be done about them ?
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Report them to the car park owner.

    And whilst I am on my bandwagon - how many people genuinely have mobility problems and how many are just lazy ?
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Anyone's guess.

    I struggle to walk and see many elderly people virtually running away from their blue badge parked cars ..
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Will surely it's down to their doctor and or local council to be more discretionary in issuing badges.

    Moaning an a Moneysaving website won't solve the issue. Take it up with your local council and or MP.
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 13th Mar 18, 1:33 PM
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    Just wish they would put the photo in the top side, that way it would be a lot easier to see potential abuse.
    Originally posted by Inner Zone
    How?

    Once the vehicle is parked and unattended there’s no one to compare the photo to.
    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 13th Mar 18, 1:34 PM
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    They have a photo on the reverse side
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Exactly which you can't see from outside the windscreen. If the photo was on the top it would be visible and therefore in some cases possibly be obvious if it was being abused.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 13th Mar 18, 1:35 PM
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    How?

    Once the vehicle is parked and unattended there’s no one to compare the photo to.
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    Exactly - the only "constant" is the vehicle itself !
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