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Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
A quarter of visitor attractions in the UK do not provide disabled parking, a survey by charity Vitalise reveals. The survey also found that almost... continue
Parking Review
Developments
Patrick McDonnell
People are being warned not to pay high fees for disabled Blue Badges through unauthorised website... continue
Parking Review
Debates
Helen Dolphin
Disabled Motoring UK (DMUK) has been campaigning for local authorities to enforce the Blue Badge scheme for many years. Blue Badge enforcement is not... continue
Parking Review
Crime
Blue Badge Fraud Investigations (BBFI), a specialist counter fraud organisation, has launched a new ‘pay as you go’ service for local... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy
The European Parking Association (EPA) has set up a task group to examine parking regulations for people with disabilities. The Blue Badge Parking in... continue
Parking Review
Awards
A scheme designed to accredit car parks that provide good access and facilities for disabled people was launched by the charity Disabled Motoring UK... continue
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Blue Badge fraud prosecutions have doubled in three years as councils have stepped up action against motorists abusing the system designed to improve... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement
Number of convictions has doubled to over 860 since 2010, says LGA Blue Badge fraud prosecutions have doubled in three years as councils have stepped... continue
Parking Review
Letters
Helen Dolphin
Disabled Motoring UK is the campaigning charity for disabled drivers, passengers and Blue Badge holders. We lobby government and business across the... continue
Parking Review
Crime
A Portsmouth driver who used his wife’s disabled parking badge has been banned from the roads for a year and told to pay £800. It is... continue
Parking Review
Operational
More than 140 Blue Badges were removed for misuse by Waltham Forest’s fraud investigation team in 2013-14. Since the launch of the crackdown in... continue
Parking Review
Operational
The British Parking Association (BPA) has joined forces with Motability to make it easier to deter the misuse of Blue Badges intended for disabled... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Patrick McDonnell
Civil enforcement officers (CEOs) in Croydon are set to be equipped with bodycams in a bid to reduce confrontations and assaults by the public. The... continue
Parking Review
Case Studies
Deniz Huseyin
Over the past five years Manchester City Council has successfully carried out 500 prosecutions of people who have abused the Blue Badge system for... continue
Parking Review
Case Studies
Deniz Huseyin
Bay sensors could pave the way for an intelligence-led approach to managing parking, believes Manchester City Council’s group manager Graham... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Disabled Motoring UK (DMUK) has urged supermarkets to police their disabled bays after the tragic death of Brian Holmes. He was killed by Alan Watts... continue
Parking Review
People News
Disabled motoring expert Douglas Campbell has stopped working with the Disability Resource Centre in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. He cites changes in... continue
Parking Review
Crime Lead Story
Patrick McDonnell
Local authority parking teams across Britain have been successfully prosecuting motorists who have abuse the Blue Badge system, which is designed to... continue
Parking Review
Crime Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
The number of cases of Blue Badge fraud in the UK has fallen to 2,901 in 2012/13 from 4,809  the previous year, according to the Audit... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
A whole floor of a multi-storey in Enfield, north London has become available solely for the use of Blue Badge holders.  All 27 spaces on the... continue
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