Councils in school run clampdown
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