In theGreat BritainGreat BritainEast MidlandsEast of EnglandLondonNorth EastNorth WestScotlandSouth EastSouth WestWalesWest MidlandsYorkshire and The Humber for every council-owned disabled parking space there are 30 Blue Badge holders.
In August 2019, the Blue Badge scheme was extending to include hidden disabilities, making journeys easier for more people. But this could also mean more people battling for Blue Badge parking spaces.
of UK councils in charge of parking provisions don't plan to extend their number of Blue Badge spaces
This is made worse by people without Blue Badges parking in these spaces
drivers were fined in 2018. That's a 16% increase since 2016.
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.