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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Road safety spot checks outside schools

A clampdown on anti-social parking outside schools will take place in Denbighshire next week.

As part of Road Safety Week, which runs from November 18 and 24, council officers will be carrying out spot checks at schools and informing motorists about road safety.

Police Community Support Officers and Civil Enforcement Officers will also be attending schools to deter parents from parking on zig-zags and double yellow lines.

Emlyn Jones, Denbighshire County Council’s Head of Planning and Public Protection Services, said: “Anti-social driving and parking around the county’s schools puts children’s lives in danger. 

"We are urging parents to observe the highway code and facilitate the safeguarding of our children. Parking on pavements and zig zags forces children to walk on roads which are busy and congested during these hours.

“Congestion around schools also makes it difficult for children to be seen when crossing the road. Anti-social parking is selfish and dangerous and it is endangering the lives of our children.

“We are urging parents to consider their options and think about walking or cycling to school with their children.”

The council has also launched the Park Safe Walk Safe competition. 

The competition was rolled out to all the primary schools in Denbighshire through their Junior Road Safety Officers, the winning design will be made into a poster and distributed to all the schools in Denbighshire, with the winner receiving a £50 Halfords voucher.

A number of banners have also been produced and will be displayed outside a number of Denbighshire schools to promote this initiative,  Project Zig  Zag.

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