Council to use CCTV car to stop bad parking near schools

A CCTV car which will capture bad parking around schools in Nottingham be on the roads from tomorrow.

The City Council said the CCTV enforcement vehicle is its latest tool in preventing what it calls 'dangerous and inconsiderate parking, which could put children at serious risk of harm'.

Its safety teams have been raising awareness of the dangers of being inconsiderate on the school run throughout the year by organising 'walking buses' where parents are encouraged to walk at least part of the journey.

The car will be emblazoned with CCTV and City Council logos.Footage captured will be reviewed by an independent officer who will determine if a motorist has parked dangerously. Anyone caught could face a penalty notice of up to £70.

Portfolio Holder for Transport, Cllr Adele Williams criticised parents parking badly, saying they should be ashamed of themselves.

In a statement, she said:

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