Blue Badge Parking in Europe: Interactive map and local language print-outs
Driving in Europe can be a daunting prospect for anyone, but negotiating the local parking laws and finding an accessible space when you're a disabled driver, or have a disabled passenger, can create additional confusion.
To minimize this confusion iCarhireinsurance (excess insurance providers for rental cars) have collated all relevant information for driving in Europe into a convenient interactive map, including downloadable local language print-outs for disabled drivers to display next to their blue badge when abroad.
If you're visiting a country within the EU, you should be able to use your Blue Badge in the same way the locals in that country use theirs. This being said, you should always check local laws before setting off to ensure you're in the know before you go, and be aware of any potential changes in the coming years due to the recent Brexit decision.
To help local authorities understand your parking requirements and give you added confidence when using your Blue Badge abroad, the print-outs simply explain that you're a disabled visitor to the country and that your Parking Card should allow you the same parking concessions as a disabled citizen of that country.
These print-outs have been translated into each local language and plotted on a map to allow you to easily select and print the one(s) appropriate for the country or countries that you are visiting.
You can see the interactive version, with downloadable local language print-outs, on the iCarhireinsurance website