Does the Blue badge scheme need reform?
New measures to crack down on "blue badge" parking abuse have been announced by ministers. How effective is the scheme?
The badges allow people with disabilities to park for free or on yellow lines, but the system has increasingly been open to abuse. The number of badges has soared in recent years with an estimated 2.5 million now in circulation nationally.
Critics say some local authorities give them out too easily and do not punish those who obtain them fraudulently or allow them to be misused.
Are you currently a Blue Badge holder? Do you think changes are necessary to stop abuse of the scheme? How can councils improve how they administer the scheme?
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