In theGreat BritainGreat BritainEast MidlandsEast of EnglandLondonNorth EastNorth WestScotlandSouth EastSouth WestWalesWest MidlandsYorkshire and The Humber for every council-owned disabled parking space there are 38 Blue Badge holders.
In August 2019, the Blue Badge scheme was extended to include hidden disabilities in England, making journeys easier for more people. But this could also mean there are now more people battling for Blue Badge parking spaces.
Blue badges have been issues under the new 'hidden disability' criteria.
Blue Badges parking spaces have been added in the past 12 months.
This is made worse by people without Blue Badges parking in these spaces
drivers were fined in 2019.
Here are the common reasons people misuse Blue Badge spaces
"I am a parent and was travelling with children and there weren't any parent-child parking spaces available."
"I was being lazy."
"I was only going to be quick."
"There were plenty of Blue Badge spaces available."
"I couldn't find another space."
"I wanted to use the ATM."
For more information on Blue Badge parking, including who's eligible, and how to apply, read our guide.