The Blue Badge Scheme is the equivalent of our Handicapped Driver Tags in the USA. If you are disabled, you may be able to park in restricted areas under the Blue Badge Scheme. The scheme is for drivers and passengers. The part I find interesting is the British use of the word “scheme.” This is not limited to Blue Badges. There is a Financial Assistance Scheme for Pensioners, Government Mortgage Schemes, Cycle to Work Schemes, and Retail Card Schemes. “Where I come from…” anything with the word “scheme” in it is suspect, synonymous with “fraudulent and conniving.” It takes some getting used to, trusting that all these schemes have our best interest in mind. Still, it reminds me of Snidely Whiplash…
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