- 26 Nov
- Written by Custom Made Badges
At least 30 motorists per month have been caught in Glasgow for misusing a blue badge to park in places restricted to disabled individuals amid a crackdown launched by parking wardens.
Latest stats show 200 of the permits have been seized from motorists since May, whilst 85 automobiles have been impounded after city councils were given new authority to stamp out misuse.
Laws brought in earlier this year enables parking attendants to confiscate a blue badge should they think it is being abused by a person besides the badge-holder.
The permits can also be confiscated if they are revealed to belong to somebody who has died, or if they have been reported stolen.
Because of the new powers 2 hundred disabled blue badges have already been seized by Glasgow’s car parking attendants since May.
The blue badge system is a service for disabled individuals which allows them entry to parking bays which are typically closer to work, shops and other community services such as hospitals and clinics, and is used by about 230,000 in Scotland.
Elaine McDougall, Glasgow City Council's Exec Member for Transportation, Environment and Sustainability, said that the change to the law helps officials handle the unlawful use of blue badges across the city.