1 in 5 Blue Badge parking spaces being abused
Disabled Motoring UK shared the results of the Baywatch 2019 report and found that 1/5 Blue Badge parking spaces at supermarkets are being used by somebody parking without displaying a Blue Badge. They say:
"In June we asked the public to help us with our Baywatch Campaign by surveying their local supermarket car park for disabled parking abuse. The results have now been calculated.
Our total number of responses was 723. The overall level of disabled parking abuse across all supermarkets was 16%.
Across all of the supermarkets surveyed the average number of disabled bays provided (to the nearest whole bay) is 15 bays with 3 of them being abused, meaning that roughly 1 in 5 disabled bays at supermarkets are abused by somebody parking in a disabled bay without displaying a Blue Badge."
Ceri Smith, policy and campaigns manager at disability equality charity Scope, said:
Have you seen people not displaying a blue badge using the parking spaces? Have you ever said anything to someone who is abusing the parking system?
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