The new blue badge
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Blue badge parking system change to combat fraud

Measures to crack down on drivers who abuse the disabled parking system will come into force in England and Scotland from 1 January.

There are an estimated 2.5 million blue badges in circulation, allowing drivers to park on yellow lines as well as avoid parking and congestion charges.

But blue badge fraud is estimated to cost the UK £46m a year.

Luisa Baldini reports.

  • 30 Dec 2011