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Q: disabled babge holders ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: disabled babge holders
Category: Relationships and Society
Asked by: ozzy1-ga
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Posted: 23 May 2006 14:10 PDT
Expires: 22 Jun 2006 14:10 PDT
Question ID: 731783
Can disabled bagde holder park on privately owned land in the UK?
Subject: Re: disabled babge holders
Answered By: answerfinder-ga on 24 May 2006 01:40 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear ozzy1-ga,

No, unless explicitly authorised by the land owner.  In any event, any
car driver would need permission to park on land which is privately
owned. If the land owner provides car-parking, they will often state
if a blue badge needs to be displayed.

Blue Badges are designed for on-street parking, but many local council
authorities authorise use of them in their car parks.

This is from an explanatory booklet issued by the Department of Transport.

"? The Scheme does not apply on private roads.
? The Scheme does not apply in off-street car parks. However, some may
provide spaces for disabled people. You should check the signs to see
what concessions are available, and whether Blue Badge holders
have to pay. Always display your Blue Badge when occupying one of these spaces.

Where to Park
Badge Holders may park free of charge and without time limit at
parking meters on-street and ?pay and display? on-street parking
unless local traffic order, specifying a time limit for holders of
disabled badges, such as a ban on loading, is in force.
Badge holders may be exempt from limits on parking times imposed on
other users. (Check local signs for information).
Badge Holders may usually park on single or double yellow lines for up
to three hours in England and Wales."

Help the Aged web site (extract)
?The Blue Badge (formerly known as the Orange Badge) allows people to
park for free at places like parking meters and pay-and-display bays.
It also allows extended parking where there is usually a time
restriction and on single and double yellow lines, unless there is a
ban on loading and unloading. You cannot park in bus or cycle lanes
and must obey other parking regulations. It does not apply on private

You may be interested in paragraphs 50 and 52 of this Greater London
Action on Disability (GLAD?s) Response to Consultation on Blue Badge
Scheme (Google Cache only)
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I am a blue badge holder myself.
"blue badge " "private land"
ozzy1-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Many thanks.  It was the clear answer I needed.

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