CCTV car tackles dangerous parking outside school

The CCTV car will be a permanent measure used to stop illegal parking outside of schools Photo: ITV Central
Some parents are parking in dangerous spots outside the school Credit: ITV Central

One council in the West Midlands is tackling the growing problem of cars parked illegally outside schools during pick up and drop off times.

CCTV installed in a car is being used to capture images of vehicles parked in restricted areas in Wolverhampton. Any drivers caught will face a fine of up to £70.

It is a dangerous and growing problem.

The road outside Woodfield Infant School in the city is quite narrow and parking spaces are limted Credit: ITV Central

CCTV footage captured by the car shows some parents and carers parking their cars in no zone areas during school pick up and drop off times.

The road outside Woodfield Infant School in the city is quite narrow and parking spaces are limted. Some parents say they do struggle to find a place to park.

It is the first time the council are using this idea to tackle the problem Credit: ITV Central

The CCTV enforcement car has an automatic number plate recognition system installed which will identify any offenders

It's the first time the council are using this idea to tackle the problem

The car will now permanently patrol schools across the city at the beginning and the end of the school day. It's hoped it will make people think twice before stopping.