Crackdown on Blue Badge misuse

A CRACKDOWN on Blue Badge cheats has been launched across Derbyshire.

The county council began the crackdown on Monday and people found using a badge when they should not be could be fined up to £1,000.

Blue Badges are issued to people with severe mobility problems.

There are currently 52,000 holders across the county and around 5,000 new applications are approved each year.

In January a three- month amnesty, urging people who had a badge they should not have, to hand it in.

Hot spots where misuse of badges will be targeted by parking enforcement officers.