- Does having a blue badge mean you are registered disabled?
- Where can you not park with a blue badge?
- Can I use blue badge to visit holder in hospital?
- What medical conditions qualify for a blue badge?
- What hidden disabilities qualify for a blue badge?
- Do blue badge holders have to pay in hospital car parks?
- What benefits do blue badge holders get?
- What happens if you use someone else’s blue badge?
- Do you have to display a blue badge in a private car park?
- Can I use my wife’s blue badge?
- Can blue badge holders park in parent and child spaces?
- Can a traffic warden confiscate my blue badge?
Does having a blue badge mean you are registered disabled?
Do I need to register as disabled for a Blue Badge parking permit.
No, but you will need to apply to your local council they handle applications and issue Blue Badges.
You may be eligible to apply for a Blue Badge if you have severe mobility problems.
The Blue badge allows you can park close to places you need to go..
Where can you not park with a blue badge?
BLUE BADGE HOLDERS CANNOT PARK:Red routes or double yellow lines (in all four boroughs)Single yellow line (except Kensington and Chelsea as long as there is no loading or unloading restriction and only for 20 minutes to drop off or pick up a disabled person, or to collect goods)Suspended parking bays.More items…
Can I use blue badge to visit holder in hospital?
It’s illegal for a friend or family member to use your Blue Badge, even if they’re running an errand for you or visiting you in hospital. … The only time it’s legal for another driver to display your Blue Badge is if you are also travelling in the car.
What medical conditions qualify for a blue badge?
If you’re disabled or have a health condition that affects your mobility, you can apply for a Blue Badge….You can still get a badge if:you have long term problems walking or going to places – including problems caused by stress, anxiety or other mental health issues.you have severe problems using both your arms.More items…
What hidden disabilities qualify for a blue badge?
New rules have widened Blue Badge eligibility criteria to help people with Parkinson’s, dementia, epilepsy and other ‘invisible’ disabilities.
Do blue badge holders have to pay in hospital car parks?
Disabled drivers with “blue badge” permits, frequent outpatient attendees and parents of sick children staying overnight will be spared having to pay the fees for leaving their vehicles at hospital car parks.
What benefits do blue badge holders get?
The Blue Badge Scheme provides a range of parking benefits for disabled people who have difficulty walking. For example, you can park for free in pay-and-display bays and also on double and single yellow lines.
What happens if you use someone else’s blue badge?
It is now a criminal offence for someone other than the badge holder to use the Blue Badge. If they do, they could be fined up to £1,000. The Blue Badge can be withdrawn if the holder misuses it or allows other to misuse it.
Do you have to display a blue badge in a private car park?
However, the blue badge scheme does not apply on private land. … However, just because someone does not hold (or does not display) a blue badge does not mean they are not disabled; the Equality Act does not require the driver to display any sort of badge or permit.
Can I use my wife’s blue badge?
No, Blue Badges are for the holder’s use only, so cannot be handed over to a friend or relative so that they can take advantage of the scheme, even if they are running errands for you or visiting you in hospital. As a Blue Badge holder, you must be driving or travelling in the car for the badge to be valid.
Can blue badge holders park in parent and child spaces?
I can confirm Blue Badge holders are permitted to use our Parent & Child bays if the disabled spaces are full. The vast majority of our customers are very considerate of parents with young children and respect family bays.
Can a traffic warden confiscate my blue badge?
It is a criminal offence for anyone to fail (without reasonable excuse) to provide the badge for inspection. Only Police officers have the right to confiscate the badge, at which point they may then hand it over to the local authority for use as evidence in any resulting prosecution.