Blue Badge el­i­gi­bil­ity ex­tended

The Oban Times - - News -

SCOT­LAND’S blue badge scheme has been ex­tended to al­low peo­ple who may men­tal dis­or­ders or a lack of aware­ness of the world around them and pose a risk to them­selves or oth­ers in traf­fic to ob­tain a blue badge.

The blue badge scheme pro­vides var­i­ous on- street park­ing con­ces­sions for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.

As part of a pi­lot now ex­tended un­til the au­tumn, peo­ple who have con­di­tions such as de­men­tia, autism and down’s syn­drome, and may lack aware­ness of dan­ger from traf­fic, will be el­i­gi­ble for the badge.

Peo­ple ap­ply­ing for a blue badge un­der this pi­lot need to demon­strate they meet the cri­te­ria.

A de­ci­sion on per­ma­nent changes will be made at the end of the pi­lot. For more in­for­ma­tion on blue badges and the rules and reg­u­la­tions around their use, visit www.my­gov.scot

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