A disabled pensioner has voiced her disgust after she was given a parking ticket in a disabled bay outside her front door.
Jean Milne, 65, was issued with a ticket on Findhorn Place by Dundee City Council wardens.
Despite holding a valid disabled badge and parking in a marked bay, a warden had issued her with a ticket for failing to display a blue badge within her silver Suzuki.
Tuesday’s incident saw a number of other vehicles, including a fellow disabled badge holder, given tickets on the “quiet” residential street.
Jean said: “I’m absolutely furious about receiving this ticket.
“Me and my neighbour requested these bays more than 10 years ago and I’ve been a blue badge holder for at least 20 years as well.
“I’ve never been informed there was a need to display a blue badge right outside your front door.
“I fully appreciate if I was in the town or in a shopping district I would be required to display a badge.
“I’m clearly not the only one in the street that is unaware of this.
“Another blue badge holder was hit with a ticket a wee bit further down the road.
“We have never had any issues with wardens before so I was surprised when my neighbour told me I had a ticket.
“I intend to contest this ticket. They’ve not got the right make of my vehicle for a start.”
Fellow resident Thomas Ferguson, 69, was also issued with a ticket during the incident.
He said: “I’ve never seen the wardens up here in my life. I was encroaching slightly into my neighbour’s disabled bay which he has allowed me to do.
“Neither of our vehicles are restricted by doing this.
“I tried to contact the council yesterday morning to contest the ticket.
“In all honesty, if you didn’t live here there would be no real desire to park – the street is very quiet.”
Jim Clark, 71, who had allowed Thomas to park slightly into his bay, said there had been two wardens in the area shortly after 9am.
A council spokeswoman said: “A disabled parking bay is not allocated to a specific person and may be used by anyone who has a blue badge. The badge must be displayed at all times when parking.
“Anyone receiving a penalty charge notice has the right to appeal.”