Dronfield parents urged to park more considerately on the school run

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Police are urging parents to park more considerately when dropping off their children at schools in Dronfield.

Over recent weeks, officers have been carrying out patrols at schools at peak pick-up and drop-off times to monitor road safety.

So far they have carried out checks at Lenthall Infant and Nursery School on Marsh Avenue, Holmesdale Infant School on The Avenue and Stonelow Junior School on Stonelow Road.

They have identified a number of issues including double parking and drivers blocking roads, driveways and pavements, meaning pedestrians have to walk into the road at busy times.

Officers are working to advise drivers about their parking and encourage them to think of alternative places to drop off and wait for their children.

PC Sally Horner, of Derbyshire police, said: “The majority of drivers are very considerate but there are a few who looked to be causing problems for other road users and pedestrians.

“I would urge drivers to be mindful of where they are parking.

“If a road, pavement or driveway is blocked even for a minute, please park somewhere else and be considerate to others.”