Transport Minister, Norman Baker
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Blue badge change will cut fraud, says transport minister

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.

The Transport Minister, Norman Baker, said the new system would be welcomed and the security features would make it almost impossible to forge.

  • 30 Dec 2011
  • From the section UK
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