Warnings of Fines For Ealing's School Run Drivers

If caught parking on yellow zig-zags

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It's claimed that drivers who park outside Ealing schools on zig-zag markings could be putting lives at risk and they're being warned, if caught, could face fines of £110.

Ealing Council and the police are cracking down on parking on yellow markings outside the borough's schools which are there to provide a space for children to cross the road safetly.

Earlier this year the council increased enforcement against illegal parking on zig-zags with the use of CCTV. They say this was in response to concerns about safety from parents, head teachers and residents.

Those caught on the yellow ‘SCHOOL-KEEP-CLEAR’ zig-zag markings within the controlled hours will be issued with a penalty charge notice of £110, reduced to £55 if paid within 21 days.

Motorists are permitted to park in a resident’s parking space for up to 10 minutes whilst dropping off or collecting children. 

The council’s school travel team works alongside head teachers to help them promote the health and environmental benefits to parents and carers of walking their children to school.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for environment, transport and leisure, said:

“Parents and head teachers tell me all the time how worried they are about the safety of children outside their schools because of selfish drivers who park on zig-zag lines. This makes it harder for children to see when they cross the road and for drivers to see them. It also forces them to cross between parked cars. I make no apologies for issuing tickets, even if you do need to drive to school, there is never an excuse for parking dangerously - our children's safety is absolute priority.”



2nd December 2015

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