Disabled parking is a hugely important aspect of car park management and the abuse of these facilities is a growing problem which affects the lives of disabled people throughout the UK. The ability to park safely and in an accessible location has a tremendous impact on this community’s ability to travel freely and sometimes even their confidence in which to do so, which makes it even more of a shame when these facilities are abused. How can car park management prevent the abuse of disabled parking bays?

Why are disabled parking bays so frequently abused?

For obvious reasons, disabled parking bays are usually located nearer to where the customer wants to be, to limit any unnecessary inconvenience for blue badge holders. It is their location and convenience, however, that leads disabled parking bays to be abused by people who want to park closer to their destination, especially in bad weather.

Similarly, in peak times, the public will, rather than search for a regular space, simply park in the first available disabled one, despite their lack of blue badge.

When disabled bays are parked in by those who do not require them, they become less available to those people who do require them. Understandably, this has a negative effect on blue badge holders.

How can car park management fix the problem?

The best way in which car park management can prevent the abuse of disabled parking is through more vigilant enforcement. With a proactive car park management scheme monitoring the situation, it is guaranteed that the level of abuse will reduce dramatically. In turn, those customers and staff who need these bays can park where they are entitled to park and go about their daily business with as little hassle as possible.

When HX Car Park Management is commissioned to complete regular checks on these disabled parking spaces, the level of abuse that these bays receive has been shown to drop dramatically.

HX Car Park Management can offer the following services relating to disabled parking:

  • A free enforcement service;
  • Signage installation;
  • The control and reduction of abusive parking;
  • Increased customer satisfaction.

With the use of our ‘Disabled Parking Only’ parking schemes, we are able to enforce parking restrictions on those who abuse your disabled parking facilities. Should a motorist without a Blue Badge decide to park in a disabled bay, we can issue them with either a parking charge notice (PCN) or a warning notice. Disabled bays are often overlooked by car park management firms, but HX Car Park Management fully understand how important these bays are to the people in need.

Preventing Abuse with HX Car Park Management

Our staff often get thanked for carrying out checks on disabled bays, as these bays are very important to the quality of life for blue badge holders.

To find out about how your land can be managed more ethically, in a way that combats abuse of disabled parking, contact HX Car Park Management today on 03330 066 316, or email sales@hx-pcn.com.