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Blue Badge Scheme extended in Scotland - Third Force News

 

Scotland’s blue badge scheme for disabled parking has been extended to cover carers of people with dementia, autism and Down's Syndrome.

Scottish Government officials confirmed they will be now be adopting changes introduced in a pilot project in April 2016, meaning carers and relatives of people who pose a risk to themselves or others in traffic can apply for a badge.

 

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said: "I am delighted that the Scottish Government can permanently extend the criteria around the blue badge.

"It's so important that people with disabilities, including cognitive impairments, can live a life of equal opportunities similar to other people.


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