Stockport Council Target School Parents with CCTV
Stockport council spends Â£50,000 on a CCTV-loaded car to help catch parents who park on zigzag lines outside schools.
18:17 08 April 2019
Stockport council is using a car loaded with CCTV equipment to catch parents who put children at risk by parking on zigzag lines outside schools. The council’s goal is to ensure that the space outside the school gates are free from parked vehicles so pupils can be seen easily when crossing the road.
Coun Dean Fitzpatrick, the portfolio holder for education, said: “We know that the majority of parents do the right thing when it comes to driving responsibly around schools.
“However, there are some who don’t.
“These irresponsible people are the ones that put children’s lives at risk by parking dangerously.
“This scheme will go some way to stamp out their rogue behaviour.
“I’m absolutely committed to making our schools as safe as they can be for all Stockport pupils.”
Coun Sheila Bailey, the portfolio holder for communities and housing, added: “Those who stick to the rules will have nothing to worry about,” she said.
“These measures will help us to tackle problem parkers – outside schools – and elsewhere across the borough.”