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Blue Badge pilot scheme made permanent

The disabled person’s parking badge pilot, which was launched in April 2016, has been made permanent by the Scottish Government.

The eligibility criteria were revised and extended under a pilot to allow carers and relatives of people who pose a risk to themselves or others in traffic to apply for a disabled person’s parking badge, provided they meet the criteria.

The Transport Scotland Blue Badge Working Group, established in 2015, has been evaluating the pilot and put forward recommendations that the extension should be made permanent, which has now been agreed.

OPAL can help you apply for a blue badge and provide guidance on how to do so but for more information on the rules and regulations around their use, please visit www.mygov.scot/apply-blue-badge

Full article available on Transport Scotland.