Thousands of people with hidden disabilities have been given blue badge parking permits since new rules were introduced, the Department for Transport (DfT) said.
Prosecutions of motorists for misusing disability parking permits have risen by nearly a fifth in the past year, new figures show.
A disabled driver who was caught short is facing a £60 fine from Highland council after he claims he forgot to display his blue badge on his car in Fort William.
An Aberdeen MSP has written to city council bosses over disabled blue badge applications now being entirely online.
A driver using a dead relative's disabled parking permit was among dozens caught in a major anti-fraud crackdown.
"It's really unfair that people are able to cheat the blue badge system.
A Banchory man "riddled" with arthritis has been stripped of the blue badge parking permit he has had for six years - for being too honest.
New tough regulations cracking down on drivers who abuse blue badges will come into force at the end of the month.
Council bosses in Aberdeen are appointing a fraud-busting investigator to crack down on cheats who use disabled parking spaces.