As of May 2017, all Blue Badge Protectors will have the new longer cable. Feedback from customers stated that the current cable was too short for some cars. Various cars have larger gaps between the steering wheel and dashboard. This caused problems balancing the Protector to ensure the badge is visible. The new cable increases the size from 1 metre to 1.8 metres which we hope will aid all users to prevent these problems and aid the ease of use of the protector.
Video story about Haji Ahmed, 90, who has limited mobility, had his blue badge stolen from his son's car. His son Waleed Butt, from Chigwell, Essex, had taken Mr Ahmed out for a meal and parked his car legally in a disabled bay. His car window was smashed and the badge stolen while they were away. He was also given a £100 parking ticket. Mr Butt said: "It's just unfair that disabled people are being targeted in this way - it's disgusting." Blue Badge theft - video 167% increase in Blue Badge theft 2013/14
Blue disabled badge thefts The Problem: Callous thieves stealing blue parking badges from elderly and disabled in Redbridge Lizzie Dearden, Reporter Wednesday, October 2, 201311:44 AM Callous thieves are targeting blue parking badges used by elderly and disabled people. Between January and December this year, 89 permits were stolen from vehicles in Redbridge, including some cars that were left unlocked. Speaking to Ilford residents at an area committee seven meeting last week, Sgt Wayne McBride said police are launching a crackdown on theft from vehicles. He added: “We’ve seen a huge increase in theft from motor vehicles, particularly blue badges....