Don't mess with the mini police officers
Children in Bradford dressed as mini police officers are issuing ‘parking tickets’ to parents in a bid to raise awareness of road safety around schools.
Pupils from two primary schools are issuing the fake parking tickets to parents who commit offences such as stopping or dropping off on yellow zig-zag lines, not wearing seatbelts, mobile phone use and driving or parking on the pavement.
Bradford’s road safety team is working in partnership with West Yorkshire Police to highlight these dangers and warn parents.
Councillor Ghazanfer Khaliq, Bradford Council, said: "There is a problem all over the country of parents driving and parking illegally around schools.
“This is a light-hearted way to engage with the local community and inform parents of the dangers and help them realise that everyone has a part to play in keeping children safe."
Sergeant Andy Barron added: “We recognise that protecting school children from the dangers of the road does not fall on drivers alone.
"By working closely with Bradford's road safety team we hope to engage with parents who drive to school and those who regularly walk.”
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