Crack­down on il­le­gal park­ing

Comment News (Gosnells) - - ANZAC DAY 2017 -

THE City of Gos­nells is aim­ing to crack down on il­le­gal park­ing around schools ahead of stu­dents’ re­turn this week.

Dur­ing Term 1, rangers vis­ited schools to check on park­ing, iden­tify prob­lem ar­eas, speak with driv­ers and is­sue in­fringe­ments.

They is­sued more than 100 writ­ten warn­ings and 56 infringement no­tices, as well as 150 ver­bal cau­tions and ed­u­ca­tional pam­phlets.

In part­ner­ship with Road­wise, the City will con­tinue to dis­trib­ute safe park­ing in­for­ma­tion, posters and ac­tiv­ity sheets to lo­cal schools.

It is il­le­gal to park on foot­paths, res­i­den­tial verges or on stretches of road where yel­low lines have been painted.

Deputy Mayor Julie Brown said they were de­ter­mined to change driver be­hav­iour about park­ing around school drop-off and pick-up times.

“We want all driv­ers to re­mem­ber that where they park mat­ters, be­cause just one car parked in the wrong spot can cause a se­ri­ous or fa­tal ac­ci­dent,” she said.

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