School danger parking crackdown

Parents driving children to school are being urged to park legally, safely and considerately ahead of new CCTV enforcement from Monday 21 September.

Salford City Council will install new CCTV cameras outside four schools next week to crackdown on drivers who put children’s lives at risk.

The cameras will move around known danger hotspots and those caught breaking the law will be sent a £70 penalty charge, reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days.

Councillor David Lancaster, lead member for environment and community safety, said if drivers park legally, safely and considerately they have nothing to fear from the cameras or enforcement officers.

“I would be very happy to see no penalty notices issued at all because that would mean everyone is respecting the law and keeping our children safe,” he said.

“Double yellow lines and no parking zones outside schools are there to protect children. It only takes a few minutes to park legally, safely and considerately without blocking driveways or streets for people who live near schools and walk the last few yards to school.

“We’ve seen a lot of kindness and community spirit during the pandemic. Let’s keep that going and keep our children safe.”

The location of the new cameras is not being revealed.

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Date published
Tuesday 15 September 2020

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