Safer Parking Outside School
Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from parents wishing to take their children to and from school by car:
Where can I park to collect/drop off my child?
You should always park your vehicle in line with any restrictions in place and ensure that you are not causing an obstruction to either pedestrians or other car drivers or which would hinder traffic flow and reduce visibility.
Parking on double and single yellow lines
You are permitted to stop on double and single yellow lines to allow passengers to exit or enter your vehicle providing that you are not causing an obstruction to other vehicle drivers. However, you are NOT allowed to stop on yellow zig-zags outside schools at any time. Any vehicle left unattended on a single or double yellow line will be observed and if there is no activity witnessed a Civil Enforcement Officer will issue a Penalty Charge Notice of £70.
Can I double park if I remain in my vehicle?
No. Vehicles parking in the middle of the highway cause an obstruction for all road users including pedestrians and children trying to cross the road. Any motorist double parked or causing an obstruction WILL be asked to move on. Should double or obstructive parking continue a Police Officer will accompany a Civil Enforcement Officer so more appropriate action can be taken to those causing offences.
Can I park across someone’s driveway?
No. Parking across someone’s driveway is deemed as obstructive parking and is a matter that will be dealt with by Civil Enforcement Officers or the Police.
– No parking outside or opposite school gates.
– No parking on yellow lines or zig-zags
– No parking on pavements.
– Respect those who live close to the school.
– Obey traffic regulations at all times.