Tag: transport

Blue badge scheme: lies and fraud at first hand

Blue badge scheme: lies and fraud at first hand

On the streets of Portsmouth with a blue badge scheme enforcement team, Helen Dolphin witnesses the sorts of try-ons used by badge abusers. Statistics from the Department for Transport show that in 2012-13, Leeds City Council prosecuted one blue badge abuser. Call me a cynic but I’m guessing there were considerably more people abusing the … Continue reading Blue badge scheme: lies and fraud at first hand

Disabled heroes and public transport accessibility

Disabled heroes and public transport accessibility

Following an opinion poll of heroes which was topped by three disabled people, Paul Carter and Victoria Wright discuss what lies behind the concept of heroic disabled people. They also discuss the accessibility of public transport and the collective consciousness of disabled people. Paul and Victoria are joined by the activist Zara Todd, who has … Continue reading Disabled heroes and public transport accessibility