Parking outside schools
When you drop your children off at school, do not park around the school gates. Safer parking around schools improves the safety of your children and you.
How to park safely
You can help by doing the following:
- park away from school gates to reduce congestion
- keep clear of zig zags, school entrances, dropped kerbs, junctions and residents' driveways
- stop for a school crossing patrol when asked
- don't park on pavements in a way which stops pedestrians, disabled users or parents with prams/pushchairs from using the pavement
- don't park on corners - this will make sure our children can see cars and drivers can see our children
- don't stop on school 'keep clear' markings or safer crossing place
- don't block a road which could prevent emergency vehicle access
- don't stop in the middle of the road to drop your child off - this makes it dangerous for children
Travel to school a different way
Why don't you try walking or cycling to school? It is beneﬁcial for you and your children as it helps to keep them healthy, develops their road safety skills and reduces traﬃc outside of school at the beginning and end of the school day, which creates a safer and better environment for us all.
You could also consider:
- parking away from school and walking the rest of the way
- setting up a walking bus with other parents/carers and the school
- using public transport
The start and end of the school day can be hectic with the school run, but safety around schools has to come ﬁrst.
We are working with our schools, Durham Constabulary and our civil enforcement oﬃcers to make sure parents and carers think carefully about how to park on school drop off and pick-ups.
- Road Safety
- Road Safety
- 03000 268 175
Our address is:
- Regeneration and Local Services
- County Durham
- United Kingdom
- DH1 5UQ