Illegal parking in Blue Bays Increases from £100 to £500

The Ministry of Equality together with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Planning have announced that there will be an increase in the fixed penalty, from £100 to £500, for parking in an Accessible Parking Bay without holding or clearly displaying a Blue Badge. The changes arise as a result of a review of reported misuse of accessible parking bays. 

With effect as from next Thursday, any person who parks a motor vehicle without holding a Blue Badge in an accessible parking bay will be liable to a fine of £500. In the event that the matter proceeds to the Magistrates Court, any person who commits this offence may be liable on conviction to a fine at level 3 (up to £1,000).

The purpose of this amendment is to counteract the improper use of the accessible parking spaces.