- Mar 14, 2005
How do the ANPR cameras at entrance and exit know that you are carrying a Blue Badge, as your car may be being driven by a relative for example and you are not in the car so the Blue Badge cannot be used when parked up.
I recently took my wife to New Cross Hospital at Wolverhampton. Car park signage is poor, but in a few places (in small writing) it does state that BB parking is free. It goes on to say that exit from the carpark will be granted on presentation of the BB. But it doesn't say where or how to present it!
I contacted help telephone line to find out. Could I get through it took over ten minuets. It transpires that the BB should be left visible on the dashboard as you approach the exit barrier, and there is some means by which they automatically spot it and allow you out.
But as you say there are plenty of fraudulent users of BB and BB parking spaces. I don't know how these can be detected, or how the system can be made work more effectively and yet simple and accessible for those who genuinely need it.
It doesn't help there is little uniformity about conditions of use in all types of parking, and how evidence of eligibility can be verified.