i have come to the conclusion that having a blue badge is not that beneficial !
I went to the hospital last week and there where about 10 disabled parking spaces - this is a small hospital with an even smaller car park.
My daughter in law drove me to the hospital and there was one parking space, a disabled one, but a young guy parked in it - i asked him where his badge was and was told to F**K off, i then noticed that the 3 cars parked together not one had a disabled badge displayed.
I went to reception and reported it, unable to breath, and the driver asked me why i was so important!!!!
but what really makes me laugh is that the car park attendant stood in front of the guys car ( he hadn't even got a parking ticket) until he returned and told him not to park there again, no clamp, warning, fine .... nothing
i have noticed the same happens in supermarkets.
On good days i like to collect my granddaughters from school but i have to park miles away because parents park on the single yellow lines close to the school entrance, they do not display a badge of any kind which enables them to park there, and every so often the traffic warden comes along and just moves them on, i have never seen a ticket issued.
i don't collect my girls anymore because by the time i get back to the car i am breathless and tired.
so whats the point of a blue badge?