Parents urged to act responsibly when dropping off children at school

If you park on yellow zig-zag lines at school gates, you could face a fine of �60.
If you park on yellow zig-zag lines at school gates, you could face a fine of �60.

Parents and carers dropping off their children at school by car are being urged to consider the safety of all pupils.

Schools in East Renfrewshire return tomorrow after the summer holidays.

And the community safety team is reminding everyone to use the roads responsibly to keep pupils safe.

Those who don’t, could face fines of £60.

East Renfrewshire Council has posted a short video featuring community safety officer Adam, who gives a reminder of the rules.

In particular, he stresses there is no parking or stopping allowed on the yellow zig-zag lines at school gates; that there is no stopping or waiting allowed on double yellow lines; and that disabled parking bays at schools are for blue badge holders only.

Failing to adhere to these rules could land you with a £60 fine.

Adam also highlights that many schools are in residential areas.

He says: “If you are parking in these areas, you need to make sure you are considerate and don’t park across anyone’s driveway or obstruct pavements. If you do, residents can contact Police Scotland.”

To watch the video, click here

To find out about parking restrictions in East Renfrewshire or to make a complaint about parking in your area, call the community safety team on 0800 013 0076 or email parking@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk