My blue badge was not displayed properly and I was issued a ticket, can I appeal?

I displayed my blue badge on the dashboard but sitting slightly on top of it was an air freshener. I have now received a penalty for not displaying my blue badge properly, should I appeal?

Asked on 11 March 2024 by colette crothers

Answered by David Ross
We would suggest appealing, because all it will cost you is a little of your time and it may be successful. Incorrectly displaying a blue badge is an offence that is punishable by a parking ticket, but the parking enforcement officer that issued the ticket would need to prove that the badge was obscured to the point where the information could not be read.

You can read our guide to appealing a parking ticket here:
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