More MS news articles for June 2002

One in three blue badge scheme

Up to a third of blue badges are being misused, disabled drivers groups told the Government

10th June 2002

The Disabled Association says too many badges are being issued and up to 700,000 used fraudulently. Executive director, Douglas Campbell said, "Too many people think they are entitled to a disabled badge as soon as they qualify for a bus pass.

Too many badges are being issued and the abusers are depriving the genuinely disabled of places and jeopardising the acceptability of the scheme". The groups say the scheme is impossible to police effectively and are calling for it to be overhauled.