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Police target 'dangerous' parking habits at schools

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: January 18, 2013

PARKING CLAMPDOWN:  PCSO Phill Clatworthy.

PARKING CLAMPDOWN: PCSO Phill Clatworthy.

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POLICE officers will be stationed outside Newquay schools at the start and end of the day as part of a clampdown on "dangerous" parking habits.

They will issue warnings and then fines to anyone driving dangerously while dropping off or picking up a child.

Fixed penalty notices of £30 were handed out to several parents last week who were parked on zigzag lines on the approach to a pelican crossing and at a bus stop.

PCSO Phill Clatworthy said: "The aim is to ensure that children arrive safely at school as it has come to our attention that some parents are driving and parking in a manner that is likely to place others in danger.

"During the busy school times many parents drive onto the footpath, sometimes at speed, to drop off their children.

"Any driver found driving or parking on the footpath will receive a £30 fixed penalty ticket.

"Many warnings have been given to parents relating to this problem yet the problem still persists."

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  • JeremyBadger  |  January 18 2013, 4:01PM

    Great, now how about going to Barn Lane and Beacon Road in Bodmin and doing the same there?

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  • JeremyBadger  |  January 18 2013, 3:58PM

    Great ! Now how about doing the same on Beacon Road Bodmin?

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  • JeremyBadger  |  January 18 2013, 3:57PM

    Great ! Now how about doing the same on Beacon Road Bodmin?

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