Police involved in a crackdown on inconsiderate parking at city schools have issued warnings to several motorists.
Dundee’s Roads Policing Unit launched its campaign at the start of term — targeting different schools each day — as part of a long-term crackdown on road safety.
Divisional officers worked alongside Dundee City Council parking attendants in a bid to stop parents parking vehicles inappropriately and causing road safety issues outside schools in the city.
Constable Gordon Dickson, of the Roads Policing Unit, said the move came as a result of “a minority who still fail to adhere to both road markings and school, council and police advice”.
On completion of the campaign, officers praised the majority of parents for dropping off their children responsibly.
Over the course of the scheme, one driver was issued a Fixed Penalty Notice for stopping where they were not allowed and potentially causing a danger to children entering their school. Several others were warned for inconsiderate parking, while the vast majority of parents were respectful of the markings around the schools and the safety of all the children.
Residents near two Broughty Ferry schools had previously spoken to the Tele about their fears over the safety of children on their road.
They said every weekday during the school term, Albert Road becomes mobbed by cars as parents drop off and collect their children.
During a visit to the street, the Tele spotted several cars which were parked illegally but immediately scattered as a warden approached.
Constable Dickson said: “I would like to thank the majority of parents for their consideration in dropping off and picking up their children in and around the schools in a safe manner and urge them to continue to do so.
“The positive comments received from school staff, parents and children themselves have been overwhelming. All were delighted to have a presence around their schools to ensure their child’s safety.”
Police Scotland and partner agencies will continue to work together to ensure that road safety around Dundee and Angus schools is a priority.