SHOALHAVEN City Council is launching a zero tolerance campaign aimed at educating motorists in the correct use of No Parking zones in school zones.
From the second week of term, any parent found illegally parked around a local school, including across driveways, will be issued with an on-the-spot fine.
Shoalhaven City Council road safety officer Kathy Wiseham said the zero tolerance parking campaign had been designed to help change behaviour.
“It is extremely important that parents take care when parking in and around school zones,” said Mrs Wiseham.
“Children can be very hard to see from a moving car, making them extremely vulnerable to being struck by a motorist.
"If everybody uses the No Parking zone correctly it will improve traffic flow, relieve congestion and create a safer environment for all local residents, especially children who are most at risk."
Mrs Wiseham said local residents should be aware that No Parking zones currently allowed motorists to park for no longer than two minutes and remain within three metres of their vehicle.
"This allows parents and carers to assist children getting out of the car through the door on the kerb side of the vehicle."