A blue badge enables people with a seriously impaired ability to walk, or those registered severely visually impaired, either as a passenger or driver, to park close to their destination.
With certain restrictions, a blue badge enables the holder to:
- park free of charge at a parking meter or pay-and-display bays
- park without a time limit at places where others are time-limited
- park for up to three hours on single or double yellow lines (except where there is a ban on loading or unloading or other restrictions).
Badge holders are not permitted to park in a way that might cause an obstruction or danger to other road users.
All badges issued are blue and can be used in all European Union countries (EU).