Lisa Egan, disabled driver and Paul Slowey, a Blue Badge fraud investigator
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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