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Exeter police crackdown on school gate parking

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: December 04, 2013

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PCSO Rich SHELTON and PCSO Ed MITCHELL outside of Whipton Barton Primary School.

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An Exeter Neighbourhood Team have started a campaign in response to complaints due to the parking around schools at drop off and pick up times.

Parents have parked their cars across zig zags outside of school gates clearly endangering the children as they leave the school.

Parents are also parking on pavements forcing the children to walk into the road and obstructing their view when they attempt to cross the road.

PCSO Rich Shelton has worked closely with Pinhoe Primary School and developed a poster which is shown below to highlight to parents the dangers caused by their parking. The majority of parents welcome the campaign with parents commenting that there have been several near misses due to the dangerous parking.

PS Rob Bolt said: “The safety of school children is of paramount importance and it is disappointing that parents will endanger their childrens lives as they are not prepared to park safely.”

The neighbourhood beat team will be policing local schools to reinforce this campaign.

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