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York school bosses clamp down on illegal parking with camera car

06/02/2014
Education bosses at City of York Council are set to use camera cars from next month in an attempt to catch illegal parking offenders.

Parents and guardians will now face a £70 fine for parking illegally near schools across York under the new crackdown, which is aimed at improving road safety.

According to the council, the number of children being driven into school across the UK had doubled in the last 20 years, which has lead to safety concerns amongst head teachers. In a bid to raise awareness of the safety issue City of York Council has also asked local parents to sign a "Parents' Parking Promise" stating that they will park considerately around schools.

Commenting on the changes, Councillor Janet Locker said: “Many head teachers have expressed concerns to us about the inappropriate parking outside their schools and in response to these concerns we are introducing the road safety camera car."

However, the councillor hopes that the pledge will encourage parents to consider alternative travel options or take safety into account if driving is a necessity.

Ms Locker said: "We hope that by highlighting the Parking’ Parents Promise scheme it will help raise even more awareness and help further reduce poor parking around schools.”








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