ILLEGAL parking in school zones is being targeted by council rangers and police in a campaign aimed at improving the safety of local children.
Council’s road safety officer, Kathy Wiseham said that while No Parking zones were an important safety feature in and around schools there were a lot of parents who did not know how to use them.
“No Parking zones in school zones are commonly known as Kiss and Drop zones and are strictly used for the pick-up and drop-off of children attending school,” Mrs Wiseham said.
“If motorists use the No Parking zones correctly it will improve traffic flow, relieve congestion and create a safer environment for local residents.”
As part of the patrols photographs may be taken to assist in the event of a court case.
No Parking zones allow motorists to park for two minutes and remain within three metres of their vehicle.