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Blue badge use

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2023 3:32pm
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Jeanettamarina

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Hi can anyone let me know if my husband is allowed to use his blue badge while we are in la Marina urb. We own a house but are not residents and we hire a car every time we are here.thanks in advance

Darro

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2023 7:31pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2023 7:31pm

Unfortunately not, you can thank Brexit for that.

Residency and/or property ownership make no difference to that.

Davebev1

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2023 7:42pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2023 7:42pm

If the badge is issued in the Uk then the answer is no, unfortunately.  Mutual recognition between EU countries only.

Butbut22

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2023 8:48pm

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2023 8:48pm

Davebev1 wrote on Fri Feb 17, 2023 7:42pm:

If the badge is issued in the Uk then the answer is no, unfortunately.  Mutual recognition between EU countries only.

What would happen if a person parked in a disabled space, eg at the beach, and displayed a UK blue badge - is there a fine? How would this work with a hire car? 

Davebev1

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2023 10:29pm

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2023 10:29pm

Butbut22 wrote on Wed Mar 22, 2023 8:48pm:

What would happen if a person parked in a disabled space, eg at the beach, and displayed a UK blue badge - is there a fine? How would this work with a hire car? 

You CAN get fined but if the person looking at badge is in a good mood then they may be considerate and decide that a Blue Badge is a Blue Badge regardless of where it is issued and let it go.  Down to the individual concerned.

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Butbut22

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2023 10:41pm

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2023 10:41pm

Davebev1 wrote on Wed Mar 22, 2023 10:29pm:

You CAN get fined but if the person looking at badge is in a good mood then they may be considerate and decide that a Blue Badge is a Blue Badge regardless of where it is issued and let it go.  Down to the individual concerned.

Thanks, I’ll have to risk it due to mobility problems 🙁

tebo53

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2023 9:00am

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2023 9:00am

Butbut22 wrote on Wed Mar 22, 2023 8:48pm:

What would happen if a person parked in a disabled space, eg at the beach, and displayed a UK blue badge - is there a fine? How would this work with a hire car? 

If they decided to give you a fine they would trace your name and address in the UK through the hire company and send the fine there.

Steve 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2023 11:30am

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2023 11:30am

tebo53 wrote on Thu Mar 23, 2023 9:00am:

If they decided to give you a fine they would trace your name and address in the UK through the hire company and send the fine there.

Steve 

Thanks for your reply. Is there any way to get a temporary Spanish disability badge for the duration of the holiday or is that a complete no no? 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2023 1:00pm

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2023 1:00pm

Butbut22 wrote on Thu Mar 23, 2023 11:30am:

Thanks for your reply. Is there any way to get a temporary Spanish disability badge for the duration of the holiday or is that a complete no no? 

Nope, not possible. 

tebo53

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2023 6:22pm

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2023 6:22pm

Butbut22 wrote on Thu Mar 23, 2023 11:30am:

Thanks for your reply. Is there any way to get a temporary Spanish disability badge for the duration of the holiday or is that a complete no no? 

Its very difficult for a resident disabled person to get a blue badge here in Spain. It involves getting a physical examination by a specialist and submitting the findings. A local Spanish doctor is also required to make a report. I can't say how long it would take but nothing is done here in a matter of weeks. Knowing a little about the systems here in Spain I would guess at 6 months....

Steve 

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