Pupils target dangerous parkers
Parents who parked irresponsibly close to a Wirral infant school were recently ‘ticketed’ by a team of junior ‘traffic wardens’.
But instead of having to pay a fine, the tickets that were handed out by pupils from Black Horse Hill Infants in West Kirby asked drivers to park more thoughtfully in future and, in doing so, reduce the chances of a collision outside the school.
The pupils were joined in their ‘enforcement’ activity by officers from Wirrall’s road safety team and Merseyside Police.
Pupils were also asked to take the message home and pass on it to their parents, and had the chance to enter a poster competition organised by pupils from the adjoining Black Horse Hill Junior School.
Cllr Harry Smith, Wirral Council, said: “Some parents were leaving their cars parked on double yellow lines while they walked their children into school.
“Where they were parked meant that drivers were having to pull out with little or no visibility in an area where many children and parents cross the road and an area that gets very busy with buses and other vehicles at the beginning and end of the school day.
“By using these ‘parking tickets’, the pupils are urging mums and dads to set a good example and park safely when they take their children to school and pick them up again later.”
Contact Wirral's road safety team on (0151) 606 2004 for more information.