Zig-zag parkers warned

Baines secondary school Pic courtesy of Google street view

Baines secondary school Pic courtesy of Google street view

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Parents stopping on yellow zig-zag lines outside Baines secondary school in Poulton have been told they face a police crackdown.

The Highcross School’s headteacher Roderick McCowan has also urged parents to ‘be careful and considerate’.

The school does work closely with traffic enforcement officers and the police to address persistent problems that pose a needless risk to your child and local residents

Roderick McCowan

In a letter sent home, he said: “The school does work closely with traffic enforcement officers and the police to address persistent problems that pose a needless risk to your child and local residents.

“I would ask all to be careful and considerate in leaving the front of school, particularly over the yellow zig-zag markings, free of vehicles and obstructions.

“We are using the yellow markers supplied by Lancashire to all schools and would ask that these marked areas are avoided at all times.”

It is illegal to stop – even momentarily – on the yellow zig-zag lines, which were first introduced 40 years ago.

They indicate the area must be kept clear to allow an unrestricted view for drivers and riders, as well as for pedestrians waiting to cross.