Sefton’s blitz on park­ing near schools

Par­ents face in­stant fines when they pull up on yel­low lines

Midweek Visiter - - Front Page - BY JAMIE LOPEZ jamie.lopez@trin­i­tymir­ @jamie_lopez1

DRIV­ERS who il­le­gally park out­side schools face be­ing in­stantly hit with fines under strict new rules.

Mo­torists can now be hit with fines as soon as traf­fic war­dens see them parked on yel­low lines dur­ing school drop-off and pick up times.

A five-minute ob­ser­va­tion pe­riod which was pre­vi­ously ap­plied has been re­moved as part of a Sefton Coun­cil crack­down on in­con­sid­er­ate and dan­ger­ous park­ing.

Twenty-six schools across the bor­ough are af­fected by the change and traf­fic war­dens can now im­me­di­ately is­sue a penalty charge no­tice to any ve­hi­cle found parked in any area where re­stric­tions are in place.

Cllr Paulette Lap­pin, Sefton Coun­cil’s Cab­i­net Mem­ber for Reg­u­la­tion and Compliance, said:

“While this ini­tia­tive is tar­geted at 26 schools in Sefton where driv­ers re­peat­edly flout the reg­u­la­tions, if other hotspots are iden­ti­fied, they will be con­sid­ered for in­clu­sion in the scheme.”

“This means that when an of­fi­cer is pa­trolling in the vicin­ity and they see a ve­hi­cle parked on a yel­low line between 08.15 and 09.15 or between 14.45 and 15.45, they will im­me­di­ately serve a penalty charge no­tice.

“We hope that this will make the roads around schools a far safer and more pleas­ant en­vi­ron­ment for pupils, par­ents, teach­ers, and res­i­dents alike.

Cars on dou­ble yel­low lines out­side schools will be hit with in­stant fines under new rules

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