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FYI for handicapped visitors/drivers travelling to the UK

FYI for handicapped visitors/drivers travelling to the UK

Old Aug 20th, 2003, 06:27 PM
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FYI for handicapped visitors/drivers travelling to the UK

There's some good info on this website:

http://www.undiscoveredbritain.com/access/

Also, from the same website RE: disabled parking permits...

"If you plan a self-drive holiday, don't forget to bring your handicapped parking placard from home. The 'Orange Badge' is the official disabled parking permit in Britain; but ECMT Resolution 97/4 grants reciprocal handicapped parking privileges to permit-holders from other countries. The resolution requires permit holders to "display a document that shows the international symbol for persons with disabilities, as well as the name of the document holder". As of Jan 1, 1999, travelers from associate countries (including the US and Canada) are included in this resolution."

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Old Aug 20th, 2003, 10:32 PM
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Thank you, BrimhamRocks - will look at this website tomorrow as we are planning a 6 day stay in London/ Scotland for next year and my husband uses a wheelchair most of the day. I start to make tavel plans about 1 year ahead of time to try to cover all bases. again, thanks!
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Just a picky point, but the current parking badge across Europe is now Blue, not Orange.
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Old Aug 21st, 2003, 01:10 AM
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Sorry about the misinformation. Thanks for the update!

Here's more information on the Blue Badge (formerly the Orange Badge) scheme:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/group...cst?n=5132&l=1
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>...the current parking badge across Europe is now Blue, not Orange. <

Is this another example of American cultural imperialism?

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