Blue badge

PUBLISHED: 11:31 05 February 2009 | UPDATED: 13:54 06 May 2010

SIR, — I have just finished reading my MOBILISE magazine for February 2009. It has mentioned yet again that many councils are clamping down on the misuse of the disabled Blue Badge. In fact one lady in Manchester was using her dead mother s badge (died in

SIR, - I have just finished reading my MOBILISE magazine for February 2009. It has mentioned yet again that many councils are clamping down on the misuse of the disabled Blue Badge. In fact one lady in Manchester was using her dead mother's badge (died in 2006) and was fined £290 by local magistrates. Another nine Blue Badge cheats were before the magistrates and their fines ranged between £230 and £1,000.

I have asked on many occasions when St Albans District Council are going to enforce checks on Blue Badge holders but I never have been given a satisfactory answer.

Come on St Albans, do your checks and find all the cheats. I also feel that the supermarkets - Morrisons in particular - should be enforcing a check on all Blue Badge holders. I get very angry when I cannot get parked because an able-bodied person has parked in a disabled bay. I asked one chap why he was parked in a disabled bay when he had no badge and he replied: "I am protecting my new car." Enough said.

ALISTAIR GRANT,

Linden Crescent, St Albans.

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