Poor and inconsiderate parking close to schools can place children at risk. Most accidents involving children outside schools occur when a child has their sight obscured by parked cars. Parking restrictions and marked areas on the roads are there for a reason – to keep children safe. The safest option when dropping off or picking your kids up is to park away from the school and take a short walk to the gates.
If you MUST park near to school and space is limited, please follow the rules:
It is hard for us to patrol school gates because we have a limited number of Traffic Wardens and there are a lot of schools. But we can now issue parking tickets using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras. We are using a car fitted with an ANPR camera – like the one shown - to drive around the city to issue parking tickets to vehicles we see illegally parked.
People won’t know they have been issued with a ticket until they receive it in the post. But the car will be collecting photographic evidence of illegal parking and the fine will be £70.