Rotherham pupils draw attention to dangerous parking at schools

CHILDREN from two schools in Rotherham have drawn parents and carers’ attention to the issue of parking dangerously outside their schools.

Pupils from Anston Park and Laughton Common Junior and Infant Schools took part in a poster competition, arranged by Rotherham South Neighbourhood PCSOs Natalie White and Amy Whaley, creating artwork to highlight the inconsiderate and dangerous parking outside their schools during drop-off and pick-up times.

The winners of the competition now proudly have their artwork displayed outside their schools with messages including ‘Be cool, don’t park outside our school’, alongside some advice for motorists.

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PCSO Natalie White said: “Safe and considerate parking can be the difference between a child getting hit by a car and not.

“Restrictions outside schools are there for a reason, and if you are a parent dropping off your child and picking them up, I urge you to think about the positioning of your car and how it affects children crossing the road.”

She added the following reminders: 

Drivers must not wait, park, or stop on school entrance markings.

Drivers must not stop or park on double yellow lines.

Drivers must not stop on yellow zigzag lines outside of schools.

Drivers must not stop or park on white H bar markings.

Failing to adhere to these laws can result in a fine and points on a driving licence.

PCSO White added: “A huge thank you to all the children who participated in the competition.”

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