A £55m scheme to help stop the misuse of blue disabled parking badges in England has been announced.
One in every 200 badges is stolen each year, and some London boroughs are dealing with hundreds of cases of stolen, forged or misused badges.
The government says it is looking to give councils new powers to confiscate stolen or forged badges.
It is also extending the badge scheme to people with temporary mobility problems or mental health problems.
Others set to benefit are disabled Armed Forces personnel, who will be automatically entitled to a badge, and young children with disabilities.
A £10m national data-sharing system will be established by councils to make sure stolen or forged badges from outside their areas can be detected.
The Department for Transport is also looking at new ways to make the badges harder to forge, including barcodes that can be read through windscreens.