Disabled face five-fold increase in parking fees in government crackdown on Blue Badge fraud

Dec 30, 2011 Read more: This Is Money 14

In an attempt to thwart forgers, the old handwritten disabled parking pass is being replaced by an electronically printed permit similar to a driving licence.

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“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#1 Dec 30, 2011
Good, about time too.

“WE never came from Africa!”

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#2 Dec 30, 2011
well, ten quid isn't bad at all, as you get that back quite soon from free parking in many places.
ronan

UK

#3 Dec 30, 2011
Market forces, innit?

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#4 Dec 30, 2011
The trouble is there are many abusers of the system. I have caught a few that were using dead relative's badges. One person used his son's badge, but I found out the poor lad was at school.
ronan

UK

#5 Dec 30, 2011
supersonic boom wrote:
The trouble is there are many abusers of the system. I have caught a few that were using dead relative's badges. One person used his son's badge, but I found out the poor lad was at school.
Do you snoop on people?

Are you one of these vigilantes going about with camera and taking photos of offenders?

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#6 Dec 30, 2011
Do you have to turn every conversation to obscenity? Are you incapable of decent conversation where decent conversation is an option?
Pat Butchers Ghost

Nuneaton, UK

#7 Dec 30, 2011
supersonic boom wrote:
Do you have to turn every conversation to obscenity? Are you incapable of decent conversation where decent conversation is an option?
creepy landlords who spy on their tenants are quick to think everyone is like them.
ronan

UK

#8 Dec 30, 2011
supersonic boom wrote:
Do you have to turn every conversation to obscenity? Are you incapable of decent conversation where decent conversation is an option?
What is "obscene" in asking you if you were one of these busy bodies who snoop on people breaking the law and report them.

There has been a recent campaign about people checking who is actually using disabled parking spaces and challenging them. That was on TV. Some people have decided to 'police' disabled parking spaces in view of the abuses.

So my question was absolutely genuine; I was asking you if you were one of those people. There is no need to get the hump with me!

There are also instances where local communities have started to police speed limits in their locality and reporting people who break it.

I don't know yet if it's good citizenship or just plain interference. I can't make out what the local constabulary or the local council will me of it.

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#9 Dec 31, 2011
Or you could have asked, "Are you into enforcing the law?"
ronan

UK

#10 Dec 31, 2011
supersonic boom wrote:
Or you could have asked, "Are you into enforcing the law?"
As a civilian, you have no power to 'enforce' the law; you can just report infractions.
Ryan O Poikeybollocks

UK

#11 Dec 31, 2011
ronan wrote:
<quoted text>
As a civilian, you have no power to 'enforce' the law; you can just report infractions.
Take ye toime shor. Oi be realising ye's thick as 3 week old colcannon.

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#12 Dec 31, 2011
ronan wrote:
<quoted text>
As a civilian, you have no power to 'enforce' the law; you can just report infractions.
Shows how much you know then Ronan.
tinfoil helmet man

Nuneaton, UK

#13 Dec 31, 2011
takes a LONG time to sink in with poor old Ronan, doesn't it? I reckon he's a few Surahs short of a Koran.

“The Three Legged Man”

Since: Jul 11

UK

#14 Dec 31, 2011
ronan wrote:
<quoted text>
As a civilian, you have no power to 'enforce' the law; you can just report infractions.
You are so slow, I'm amazed nobody's given you a postmortem.

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