Police target 'dangerous' parking habits at schools
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.
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"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."