PARENTS and carers taking children to and from school area being urged to avoid ‘dangerous and inconsiderate parking’.
South Yorkshire Police officers are visiting schools affected by problem parking and handing out ‘advisory notices’ to parents they find double parking or dumping their cars across driveways, yellow lines or zig zag markings.
Inspector Jason Booth, of the Woodhouse and Mosborough Safer Neighbourhood Team in Sheffield, said three notices have been handed out at Athelstan School in Richmond and Emmanuel School, Waterthorpe, has been visited. He said schools work with the police on the issue by sending regular letters urging motorists but some continue to park in unsafe locations, putting children at risk on their way to and from school.
Insp Booth said: “It may be the colder weather that’s leading to people parking closer to school - blocking residents’ drives, for example.
“But motorists have to put safety first and think about where they are parking their cars.
“When people double park outside a school there is always a risk of a child not being seen.”