Blue badge changes 'won't make a difference' to fraud
New anti-fraud technology is being brought in to try and crack down on fraudsters misusing the blue badge disabled parking system, which is estimated to cost the UK £46m a year.
From 1 January the old hand written badges will be phased out and replaced by electronically printed versions.
The Department for Transport says there will also be a better record of who has blue badges.
Paul Slowey, a blue badge fraud investigator and Lisa Egan who is a disabled driver, told the BBC about the extent of the fraud but said the changes would make "little impact".
30 Dec 2011
- From the section UK