Selfish parking causes mayhem near school
I AM a resident of Eyebury Road in Eye and am writing in reply to the star letter from Jack Thorpe last week (School run mums an easy target).
The parking is a big issue down the road at school time. Parents dropping off their children cause pure mayhem – some park all over the double yellow lines, not paying any attention to them and completely block the road, including people’s driveways.
The parking attendants are doing their jobs as requested by a lot of residents. They have tried educating parents and warning them, but they pay no attention.
They move while the attendants are there and return when they have gone.
Something needs to be done as it’s dangerous. There will be an accident there soon as cars have to I WOULD like to reply to a letter in last Wednesday’s ET from Jack Thorpe regarding the city council parking attendants outside Eye Primary School on Tuesday morning.
I for one was very pleased to see them. They were there and clearly visible at 8.35am as I parked the car and dropped my daughter at the school.
I witnessed four of them altogether, but I saw no illegal parking that morning for the first time ever. So they clearly worked as a deterrent.
However, by the same afternoon, all was back to its illegal norm. I saw at least seven cars parked on double yellow lines and not because the parents were running late either. I arrived at the school 10 minutes before school finished and saw them.
I have noticed that the parents who park their cars illegally are usually the same ones every morning and afternoon. They choose to park where they do and more responsible parents like myself have to cleverly manoeuvre our cars around them to park around the corner in a safe and legal position.
If parents choose to park illegally and they get caught and fined, then that is how it should be.
All drivers know what double yellow lines mean and so the parking attendants are not there to educate (as suggested by Mr Thorpe) they are there to enforce the law.
I welcome the city council to observe the situation in a more undercover manner and more regularly, and witness for themselves that it is the same parents say in and day out that choose to park illegally.
There are some people that think they are above the law and so rules don’t apply to them. The sooner these individuals are punished the sooner our kids will be safer on their journeys to school.