Crackdown on illegal parking
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.