Parents parking near schools targeted by police

Police in Doncaster are targeting parents who park irresponsibly outside schools when they drop off or pick up their children this January.

It follows a similar operation last year, set up as a result of feedback from the public, school, councillors and local MP, Caroline Flint.

he manner of parking around schools was causing problems for people trying to get to their homes, was making roads unsafe for children to cross and stopping the flow of traffic.

This month officers will be issuing fixed penalty tickets for causing obstructions and parking illegally on zig zag lines.

We have listened to the concerns from the community and have conducted high-visibility patrols outside Doncaster schools to show the dangers to the motorists who park indiscriminately.

“We hope people realise the issues they sometimes cause and know that we will act in the future, with council colleagues, to issue tickets to keep school staff, pupils and pedestrians safe.

– Acting Sergeant Paul Setterfield, Adwick Safer Neighbourhood Team