Coun­cils in school run clam­p­down

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MO­TORISTS can ex­pect to re­ceive a fine of £130 if caught driv­ing in a school zone with­out a valid per­mit un­der a new pi­lot scheme. Coun­cils in the UK are tri­alling new ways to re­duce traf­fic, il­le­gal park­ing and dan­ger­ous driv­ing near schools.

Croy­don Coun­cil has in­tro­duced tem­po­rary ANPR cam­eras around school zones to is­sue fines of up to £130 to driv­ers with­out a valid ac­cess per­mit. The zones will op­er­ate dur­ing school run pe­ri­ods from 8am un­til 9.30am and from 2pm to 4pm. Else­where, coun­cils in Soli­hull, West Mid­lands, and Hack­ney and Cam­den in Lon­don have al­ready an­nounced plans to in­tro­duce traf­fic re­stric­tions and road clo­sures near schools.

Lo­cal au­thor­i­ties are at­tempt­ing to make school zones safer by im­pos­ing re­stric­tions

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