Blue Badge Exemption Permit and a TT2 Disability Tax Exemption – Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions of use

These Terms and Conditions apply to the application for, processing and use of a TT2 Blue Badge Exemption Account and a TT2 Disability Tax Exemption Account. The terms are intended to help avoid misuse of the TT2 Blue Badge Exemption Account and TT2 Disability Tax Exemption Account and are not in way to inconvenience disabled persons for whom the exemption is intended. The Applicant is the registered keeper of the Tax-Exempt vehicle, or the Blue Badge holder. An Applicant may only reply in respect of one TT2 Blue Badge Exemption Permit or TT2 Disability Tax Exemption Account.

Rules

1 The exemption is for the sole use of Tyne Tunnels and only allows free passage for the named applicant or vehicle

2 The TT2 Blue Badge Exemption Account and TT2 Disability Tax Exemption Account will only be accepted for toll exemption when the applicant is present in the vehicle (for Blue Badges: the Blue Badge must be on display in the vehicle and if the Applicant is not present then the toll must be then paid.)

3 CCTV is in operation to enable verification of the applicant of the TT2 Blue Badge Exemption Account or vehicle linked to TT2 Disability Tax Exemption Account.

4 Generally, a TT2 Blue Badge Exemption Account and TT2 Disability Tax Exemption Account is valid for 12 months from the date of issue. If your entitlement to a Blue Badge or Mobility vehicle lapses within that 12 months, your TT2 Blue Badge Exemption or TT2 Disability Tax Exemption Account will immediately cease to be valid and the tolls must be paid thereafter.

5 TT2 Limited takes misuse of the a TT2 Blue Badge Exemption Account and TT2 Disability Tax Exemption Account very seriously, CCTV is operating at all times in all toll lanes and our staff will carry out verification of information supplied with your application and transactions made through tolls.

6 From time to time TT2 will audit usage of a TT2 Blue Badge Exemption Account and TT2 Disability Tax Exemption Account by requiring exemption holders to stop at the plaza while the customer details are checked.  A TT2 Officer will ensure the applicant is present in the vehicle for TT2 Blue Badge Exemption Accounts. If it is found that the a TT2 Blue Badge Exemption Permit is being misused then the opportunity to have the exemption may be withdrawn.

7  Unauthorised use of the a TT2 Blue Badge Exemption Accounts or TT2 Disability Tax Exemption Account may result in

·         Immediate and permanent withdrawal of this concession from the Applicant.

·         The full toll in cash, cheque, credit or debit card being demanded.

·         Prosecution for contravention of Bylaws and or, for attempted fraud.

·         A surcharge being laid on the holder for recovery of lost toll revenue and administrative costs incurred.

·         Information passed to Fraud Prevention Team at the relevant awarding council.