Darwen school sends out call to park safely

PARENTS are being reminded to park considerately outside a Darwen school following the launch of a campaign last week.

Youngsters at St Joseph’s Primary School displayed banners with the message ‘What will it take to stop you parking here? A warning? A fine? An injured child?’ as part of a police safety drive.

Messages were also sent home to parents to warn them about the dangers posed to children by motorists parking on zigzag lines.

Now officers are saying they will this week carrying out additional patrols to target drivers who put people’s safety at risk.

They are also urging anyone with information about culprits to contact them.

PCSO Danielle Derbyshire said: “These restrictions are there for a good reason and drivers who park on them are putting children and other pedestrians in danger.”

Anyone who wishes to report drivers for parking illegally on zigzag lines can contact police on 101.

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6:11pm Mon 19 Nov 12

bril67 says...

sudell school is a good place to catch people ignoring the banner warning
sudell school is a good place to catch people ignoring the banner warning bril67
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6:50pm Mon 19 Nov 12

johndarwen says...

Plenty of parents parking on Double yellow lines outside DACA and in the Bus Stop.
Can we use or phone cameras to report them ?
If so can we get a % of the fine?
This is good private enterprise. Daca never had this as an idea :)
Plenty of parents parking on Double yellow lines outside DACA and in the Bus Stop. Can we use or phone cameras to report them ? If so can we get a % of the fine? This is good private enterprise. Daca never had this as an idea :) johndarwen
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7:20pm Mon 19 Nov 12

allan1957 says...

Outside Holy Trinity on borough Rd this morning two car's parked on the Zig Zags i pointed this out to the drivers, one of them said whats it got to do with you' the other one one side its raining my son has a cold dont want him getting wet funny that only the driver was sat in the car.
Outside Holy Trinity on borough Rd this morning two car's parked on the Zig Zags i pointed this out to the drivers, one of them said whats it got to do with you' the other one one side its raining my son has a cold dont want him getting wet funny that only the driver was sat in the car. allan1957
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6:38pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Sister Wendy says...

This is the same outside most schools....illegally parked cars etc...but if traffic wardens do their jobs they get slagged off, or even attacked! Illegal parking is illegal parking - there's no excuse! So let them do their job...safely and without the fear of being attacked!
This is the same outside most schools....illegally parked cars etc...but if traffic wardens do their jobs they get slagged off, or even attacked! Illegal parking is illegal parking - there's no excuse! So let them do their job...safely and without the fear of being attacked! Sister Wendy
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