Scottish Borders Council say moves to cover zig-zag lines with a traffic regulation order will come into place in the next few months.
Currently the safety markings outside school gates are not covered by legislation, meaning drivers can get away with parking on them.
Network Manager at Scottish Borders Council, Brian Young, said:
– Brian Young
"The zig-zags have been introduced on a school by school basis, so over the years, some have got a traffic regulation behind them, but the vast majority don't.
"We are waiting for a consolidation order that will bring them all in line, they will all be covered by a traffic regulation order in the future.
"The sooner that happens the better. The order has been made and will come into place on Monday, but it will take up to three months before signs are put up, making it enforceable."