Anyone stopping or parking on ‘keep clear’ markings outside 24 schools in Leicester could now be captured on camera and fined.
A new Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) will allow the city council to use evidence captured by a camera car to fine parents flouting the regulations and putting children’s safety at risk.
The camera car comes equipped with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology, allowing the the council to issue a £70 fine to anyone who stops on the yellow zigzag lines outside the schools.
The scheme will initially cover 24 primary and secondary schools in Leicester, with plans to roll out the programme to cover more city schools over the next 12 months.
The 24 schools covered in the first phase of the scheme are as follows:
- Avenue Primary
- Braunstone Frith Primary
- Charnwood Primary
- Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy (Juniors)
- City of Leicester College
- Coleman Primary
- Crown Hills Community College
- Dovelands Primary
- Highfields Primary
- Holy Cross Catholic Primary
- Inglehurst Infant and Junior Schools
- Judgemeadow Community College
- King Richard III Infant & Nursery School
- Linden Primary
- Mayflower Primary
- Oaklands School
- Rolleston Primary
- Shaftesbury Junior School and Community Centre
- Spinney Hill Primary School and Community School
- St Paul’s Catholic School
- Taylor Road Primary
- Uplands Infant
- Uplands Junior LEAD Academy
- West Gate School.
The restrictions will be enforced from 8am until 5pm from Monday to Friday.
Assistant city mayor Cllr Kirk Master said: “This is just one of a range of measures we’re taking to keep children safe on their way to and from school.”
“We’ve been upgrading the signs and refreshing the road markings outside more than 20 city schools so that we can use the camera car to enforce the ‘no stopping’ restrictions that are not always respected by drivers.”
“Motorists who stop on the zigzag lines, but drive off when they see one of our enforcement officers, won’t get away with that when the camera car is in use – now that ANPR evidence can be used to enforce the restrictions.”
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