Quick Answer: How Do You Get A Disabled Bay Outside Your House?

Can you get fined for parking in a disabled bay?

Most drivers will respect the rules of not parking in disabled bays without legitimate reasons.

Drivers who do park in disabled parking bays who are not Blue Badge holders will be liable to a Penalty Charge Notice, which means a fine..

What size should a disabled parking bay be?

2400mm x 4800mmThe BSI British Standards Code again provides some guidance as to what is required – disabled access parking spaces should be 2400mm x 4800mm with a 1200mm wide marked access zone between spaces and a 1200mm wide safety zone for boot access.

Does having a blue badge mean you are registered disabled?

Do I need to register as disabled for a Blue Badge parking permit? No, but you will need to apply to your local council they handle applications and issue Blue Badges. You may be eligible to apply for a Blue Badge if you have severe mobility problems. The Blue badge allows you can park close to places you need to go.

What are you entitled to if you have a blue badge?

Your Blue Badge usually lets you park for free: on streets with parking meters or pay-and-display machines for as long as you need to. in disabled parking bays on streets for as long as you need to, unless a sign says there is a time limit.

Can I park in a disabled bay without a badge?

To be allowed to park in a disabled bay, the car in question must display a valid disabled parking permit, or ‘Blue Badge. ‘ The ‘Blue Badge’ scheme is run by the government, and allows disabled people – or those who transport them – to avoid certain parking exemptions.

Are disabled bays enforceable?

Some disabled parking bays are enforceable. These have a have a sign next to them with the words ‘disabled badge holders only’ and are usually in shopping areas or in streets where there are other parking controls. … Bays can only be made enforceable as part of a parking review for the area.

How should disabled parking bays be marked?

Disabled bays are clearly marked as individual bays with ‘DISABLED’ painted on the road. Any driver correctly displaying a valid Blue Badge can park in the bay. Blue Badge holders can also park in almost any shared use bay in the borough when correctly displaying a Blue Badge.

Can I park in a residential disabled bay?

You will need a free disabled resident parking permit to park in the bay. We will write to you to let you know when you can apply for a disabled resident parking permit. A Blue Badge is not valid within a disabled resident parking bay. Apply for a disabled parking permit.

How long does it take to get a disabled parking bay?

On receiving an application it usually takes about three weeks to complete an initial assessment. It may take a little longer if you need to provide more information.

What is an enforceable disabled parking bay?

Enforceable disabled persons parking bays are bays marked with a yellow box. These bays are for use only by Blue Badge holders. Fines, up to a maximum of £1000, can be imposed by the police, traffic wardens and parking attendants for misuse of these bays.

How wide is a disabled parking bay?

It is recommended that parking spaces for disabled people are 3.6 metres in width, where the difference (1.2 metres) is yellow hatched to enable sufficient access for wheelchair users.