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Blue Badge enquiry
« on: June 18, 2024, 01:43:54 pm »
A friend has a Blue Badge. He drives, as does his partner. Whose responsibility is it to ensure the Blue Badge is correctly displayed, the Blue Badge holder or the driver? The friend is the Registered Keeper.
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Re: Blue Badge enquiry
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2024, 02:28:36 pm »
Ultimately it's your friend who will be responsible for the PCN as the registered keeper (if it's council issued).


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Re: Blue Badge enquiry
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2024, 02:48:04 pm »
It is the driver who will be committing whatever offence is envisaged, so isn't it inevitably his responsibility?

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Re: Blue Badge enquiry
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2024, 04:00:32 pm »
It is the driver who will be committing whatever offence is envisaged, so isn't it inevitably his responsibility?
Decriminalised Parking contraventions are the responsibility of the owner not driver, Private parking breaches of the driver (though the keeper can be held liable), for criminal offences it can be either registered keeper or driver depending on the offence.  So the OP needs to tell us the context.

But with respect to his question, the BB holder is never liable (as just the BB holder), the driver may or may not be liable. 'Responsibility' to display isn't in statute so it depends on who gets 'punished' that has the incentive to ensure display.
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Re: Blue Badge enquiry
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2024, 05:42:50 pm »
A friend has a Blue Badge. He drives, as does his partner. Whose responsibility is it to ensure the Blue Badge is correctly displayed, the Blue Badge holder or the driver? The friend is the Registered Keeper.

Mostly a stupid question. Broadly speaking there is no overarching "responsibility to ensure the Blue badge is displayed correctly". There is liability for a parking contravention which would not have been a contravention if a blue badge was correctly displayed, and there are offences concerning the misuse of a blue badge.
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Re: Blue Badge enquiry
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2024, 08:38:17 pm »
Thanks for the replies, most helpful. From what I hear the blue badge was upside down.
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Re: Blue Badge enquiry
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2024, 10:16:30 pm »
Thanks for the replies, most helpful. From what I hear the blue badge was upside down.
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Re: Blue Badge enquiry
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2024, 03:51:43 am »
It transpires the BB was quite legible but was upside down. The council has asked for a photo of the other side so they can see the hologram. As you say, an easy cancellation. I wonder how a CEO manages to read a hologram through a car windscreen.
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Re: Blue Badge enquiry
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2024, 05:46:13 am »
They don't. But the hologram validates the badge is genuinely issued.

The detail on the front only validates that a badge corresponding to that person was issued.

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Re: Blue Badge enquiry
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2024, 05:07:52 pm »
Thanks. :)
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Re: Blue Badge enquiry
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2024, 01:39:39 pm »
Although we didn't find out until quite late in the thread that this issue involved a council, for completeness the OP should be aware that as regards private parking sites e.g. residential, retail complexes, simple car park etc. BB do not always convey privileges and if they do then the driver is liable. The registered keeper only comes into the equation if specified conditions are met.