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Baywatch 2021 Results out now!

Posted in General News on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

In August we asked the public to help us with our annual Baywatch campaign. We asked disabled motorists to complete a survey about their parking experiences over the past 12 months. The results have now been calculated.

DMUK would like to thank everybody who participated in our Baywatch 2021 campaign. Once again, we received a record number of responses this year with 853 completed surveys submitted. This level of response shows that disabled parking abuse continues to be a primary concern of disabled motorists. We would also like to thank all of our supporting organisations for promoting the campaign and encouraging their supporters to take part.

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Anne Norman

Wednesday, October, 6th, 2021

These results are inded distrubing, however, what are you and your 'partners' going to do about it? British Parking should be able to 'ticket' abusers with no pass. Goverment should make it illegal with fines and licence points for 'undue care and attention' and actually inforce it. Encourage Supermakets by getting more help with abusive customers refusing to move out of a blue badge bays. Local Councils should change the rules so that even if you are sitting in your car you need to display a blue badge. I find this is the worst, as abusers leave someone in the car as the rules state they don't need to show a badge. Stupid.

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David Shaw

Wednesday, October, 6th, 2021

Florida has a fine for every disabled bay in the State. Well sign posted. Previous Florida Licence Holder

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Emma West

Wednesday, October, 6th, 2021

I think it's actually really difficult nowadays to know if someone is using a disabled parking bay who shouldn't be. The obvious difficulty is that because they've changed the eligibility criteria there are now a lot of people without any physical limitations who are eligible for a blue badge eg in particular people with mental health issues, there are also a lot of hidden disabilities. I'm lucky in that I no longer subject myself to the annoyance any more - I either shop online or if I do go into a supermarket I go on a mobility scooter, no parking hassles involved! But I appreciate these might not be options for others but I don't honestly know what the solution is...

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Simon Sheridan

Wednesday, October, 6th, 2021

It’s extremely difficult to park in disability spaces. Now more than ever. I believe that in part it’s the rise of delivery drivers. Who frankly don’t care where they park.

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Simon Sheridan

Wednesday, October, 6th, 2021

It’s extremely difficult to park in disability spaces. Now more than ever. I believe that in part it’s the rise of delivery drivers. Who frankly don’t care where they park.

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Brian Wilson

Thursday, October, 7th, 2021

Parking in public places, like Supermarkets and other places should patrolled by the local authorities parking wardens to ensure display of BlueBadges and check for FAKE BADGES.

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John Neale

Sunday, October, 10th, 2021

IF YOU GO TO THE COPPERGATE CAR PARK IN YORK IT IS RIDICULAS FOR DISABLED PEOPLE.