Police have issued a warning to residents as incidents of blue badge thefts are on the rise in the local area.
Criminals are resorting to smashing car windows and making off with the blue badges displayed on the dashboard or stored in glove compartments. These stolen badges are either sold or utilized for fraudulent activities, posing a significant risk to badge holders.
In an effort to combat this alarming trend, authorities are urging users to remove their blue badges when not in use for an extended period, especially overnight, and securely store them in their homes. Another precautionary measure is purchasing a Blue Badge Protector, an innovative solution which offers an effective deterrent and heightened security for all blue badge holders. The protector consists of a rigid sleeve that securely locks the badge in place, coupled with a sturdy lock that attaches to the steering wheel.
This visible deterrent, which is available from a number of retailers, has the potential to dissuade thieves from targeting vehicles and stealing blue badges.