Who can use accessible parking spots?
To use an accessible parking bay, you need to have a Blue Badge displayed on your dashboard where it’s visible through the windscreen. Only certain people are eligible for Blue Badges, and they only permit you to park in disabled on-street parking. Carers of people with disabilities are also eligible for Blue Badges, allowing them to do their work without any inconveniences.
Accessible parking spots in private car parks - such as shopping centres or multi-story car parks - are managed by different rules. However, it is safe to assume that if you qualify for a Blue Badge, you’ll be allowed to park there too.
If you don’t have a Blue Badge you can not park in disabled parking bays. If you do, you could face a fine.
Another way Blue Badge holders can make their lives easier is by choosing a car more suited to their additional needs. At Nationwide Vehicle Contracts we have a selection of car leasing deals on cars named as the best motability cars on the market, from manufacturers such as Ford and BMW.
Whether it’s for business or personal use, we also have useful guides to help you choose the right vehicle to lease, for you.
Nationwide Vehicle Contracts used Parkopedia data to analyse 56 car parks across the UK to find the number of parking facilities that offered disabled spaces. Analysts then calculated the percentage of accessible car parks that were available in each location to determine the best and worst for places for blue badge holders.