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GB goes Blue Badge stays

British motorists driving outside the UK must now remove old-style GB stickers or cover them up, and replace them with UK stickers.

Halfords warned that drivers who failed to display their UK badges could be refused entry to some countries.  They, of course, will be selling the UK signs.

"It might only be a matter of replacing two letters, but this is a significant change for drivers who in normal times take their cars outside the UK," said RAC spokesman Rod Dennis.

"Drivers also need to remember that number plates featuring the blue band and letters 'GB' next to the European golden stars are also no longer valid," Mr Dennis warned.

Penalties for not complying with the new rules are likely to vary from country to country.

The Department for Transport has published an overview of the conditions of use of a parking card for people with disabilities in each EU country.  You can use your UK Blue Badge when travelling in some European Union (EU) countries, and also in Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Click to check the up-to-date listing.

www.gov.uk/displaying-number-plates/flags-symbols-and-identifiers

www.gov.uk/government/publications/blue-badge-using-it-in-the-eu/using-a-blue-badge-in-the-european-union

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