Transport for the Disabled
A blue badge entitles disabled and registered blind people to local parking concessions. It can be used by:
- People with very severe walking difficulties who travel either as drivers or passengers
- Registered blind people who travel as passengers
- People with very severe disabilities affecting their arms who regularly drive a vehicle, but cannot turn a steering wheel by hand
The badge can not be used for temporary disabilities such as a broken limb or convalescence.
Some people qualify automatically for the badge, while others have to be assessed. Badges can be issued to adults and to children aged two and over. In Hertfordshire the badge is issued through Hertfordshire County Council's Adult Social Care Services department.