Misuse of the blue badge
Misuse is a serious offence. If you misuse a badge or allow others to misuse it, the badge can be withdrawn.
Please encourage other motorists to respect the blue badge scheme by using your blue badge correctly.
It is a criminal offence to misuse a badge. A badge can only be used when the badge holder is present. Any person misusing a badge can be prosecuted and can be fined up to £1,000.
- display the badge only when using the parking benefits of the scheme
- do not allow non-disabled people to use your blue badge. Please remove it when you are not taking advantage of parking concessions to prevent this happening accidentally
- you should not use the badge to allow non-disabled people to take advantage of the benefits while you sit in the car
- organisations that care for disabled people are given similar badges. Non-disabled members may not use these for their own benefit. The badges may be displayed only when the vehicle is being used for the benefit of disabled people.