Residents of a Dundee street say they are being trapped in their own homes due to large numbers of cars being parked outside a nearby school.
Residents on Seafield Road in Broughty Ferry claim staff at Grove Academy are using on-street parking, despite having designated spaces in the school grounds.
They say the issue means there are no spaces left for householders.
And “irresponsible” parking by parents has been blamed for a delay in getting an elderly man to hospital when he was having a heart attack.
Seafield Road is said to be so busy between 8am and 5pm that locals daren’t move their cars.
Frances Firth, a retiree living on Seafield Road, said: “Parking anywhere near our homes between eight and five o’clock is absolutely impossible.
“I don’t have a driveway, and sometimes I just find it easier to not leave the house – you come back in an hour and find all the spaces taken.
“We’re literally being trapped in our own homes, which were here before the school was built.”
Another resident, who asked not to be named, said: “People are parking irresponsibly during drop-off and pick-up times.
“When my father had a heart attack we had to go to the school and ask for a car to be moved as it was blocking our driveway.”
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Neighbour Laura Wilson said a disabled space reserved for her father was also regularly taken up by strangers.
The topic was raised at the Grove Academy parent teacher council AGM. Ferry councillor Craig Duncan is planning a site visit.
A Dundee City Council spokeswoman said: “We have been campaigning for drivers to act sensibly around schools and not cause danger to children.”