Crackdown on misuse of blue badges in Redbridge

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A crackdown on the misuse of blue badges began yesterday in Redbridge.

The council will be working alongside the police to target anyone who is found to be abusing the system.

This will mean they work together to identify badges that have been tampered with and those which are invalid.

By regularly patrolling the borough's disabled parking bays the council will also look at vehicles where blue badges are being misused, for example where the badge holder is not present and someone else is using the badge.

The aim behind the campaign is to protect the parking spaces that genuine blue badge holders need.

In some cases the council, along with the police, will confiscate misused badges or issue Penalty Charge Notices to vehicles that are found to be breaking the rules.

New legislation proposed under the Government's reforms to the Blue Badge Scheme, could see the council given the power to confiscate misused blue badges on the spot later in the year.

 

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1:17pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

Good,

Nothing more annoys me than seeing a Ferrari pull up and seeing a young guy leap out from a low down position sprint to the Cash Till, then hobble back whilst displaying a suspect Blue Badge whilst parked on a Double Yellow Line.
Good, Nothing more annoys me than seeing a Ferrari pull up and seeing a young guy leap out from a low down position sprint to the Cash Till, then hobble back whilst displaying a suspect Blue Badge whilst parked on a Double Yellow Line. Cornbeefur
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1:58pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Alan_1976 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Good, Nothing more annoys me than seeing a Ferrari pull up and seeing a young guy leap out from a low down position sprint to the Cash Till, then hobble back whilst displaying a suspect Blue Badge whilst parked on a Double Yellow Line.
And if that is what you're seeing I suggest you reduce the level of medication you're taking or increase as prescribed.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Good, Nothing more annoys me than seeing a Ferrari pull up and seeing a young guy leap out from a low down position sprint to the Cash Till, then hobble back whilst displaying a suspect Blue Badge whilst parked on a Double Yellow Line.[/p][/quote]And if that is what you're seeing I suggest you reduce the level of medication you're taking or increase as prescribed. Alan_1976
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