Crackdown on school parking
Police in Kirkcaldy have stepped up their efforts to tackle problem parking outside a school in the town by issuing a new plea directly to parents.
School liaison officers have written to parents and guardians of children at Torbain Primary in response to growing concerns over people parking illegally or thoughtlessly when dropping off and uplifting youngsters at the start and close of the school day.
Previous efforts to alleviate the problem have not worked as well as hoped and now the police have decided to get tough.
“We are sure you will agree the safety of children is paramount,” the letter reads.
“The parking restrictions are in place to keep the children safe and it is the duty of parents or guardians and other drivers to comply with these restrictions, allowing the journey to school to remain a safe one.
“Whilst we, as your local community school liaison officers, would rather educate drivers and allow discretion at times, it appears that previous letters and advice given is not being as effective as we would like and we still continue to get complaints from members of the public.”
Parents have been reminded it is an offence to park at a bus stop, while no parking is allowed within the confines of zig-zag lines and chevrons.
It is also an offence for a vehicle to park on or partially on the pavement.