Is it right to name and shame Blue Badge abusers?

Blue badge

Vigilantes have sprung up over Scotland promising to name and shame abusers of Blue Badges and disabled parking spaces. Campaigners take pictures and videos of offenders and their cars before posting on social media. Some have called it summary justice but the group #BlueBadgeAbuse say it has been forced to take this action because local authorities aren’t doing enough. What's your take? 

 

26th April 2018 by Robert Armour 2 Comments

Is it right to name and shame Blue Badge abusers?

Poll results (total votes: 58)

Is it right to name and shame Blue Badge abusers?
Answer:
No
Votes:
9
Ratio:
15.52%
Answer:
Yes
Votes:
49
Ratio:
84.48%

27th April 2018 by John

I'd be concerned that innocent parties may be caught up in any 'name and shame' campaign by the public. The best way is to report suspected abuse to the proper authorities.

2nd May 2018 by Liz

It's frustrating that people abuse disabled bays but innocent people can be targetted. My partner became unable to walk in his early thirties because of MS and was subject to negative comments whilst sitting in the car, accused of abusing a blue badge and was reported to wardens because he "looked too young to be disabled".