Children taught about dangers of bad parking at Saffron Green, Borehamwood

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Children were encouraged to teach their parents about the dangers of erratic parking during a special assembly at school.

Pupils from Saffron Green Primary School, in Nicoll Way, Borehamwood, were given a talk by PCSO Marie Harvey from the Borehamwood & Elstree Safer Neighbourhoods Team.

The three to 11-year-olds put eye catching banners up outside the school to educate pupils about parking restrictions, including not parking on the pavement.

PCSO Marie Harvey said: “The frustration is that it is parents who are parking dangerously and inconsiderately.  We hope pupils will tell their parents or carers not to park dangerously or illegally and highlight the consequences of their actions. 

“We want them to think about their own safety, encourage their parents to allow more time to get to school and think about other young people that may not be aware of the potential dangers on our roads.”

She showed pupils pictures of badly parked cars and they were able to identify which areas were safe to park.

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8:04am Tue 1 Apr 14

John_W says...

The message would get through better if the PCSOs and wardens handed out tickets.
My favourite junction is Hillside/Cardinal where the parents of a certain school park their 4x4s and people carriers on the double yellow lines, across driveways and in residents bays. I complained to the school and they said they would put a note in their newsletter.
I checked their website. No newsletter since June 2013 has mentioned parking...
While trying to cross at that junction with my children, I was nearly mown down by a Range Rover that ignored the give way signs and came barreling through at 30mph. Driver probably didn't notice us as his mobile was clamped to his ear.
I also raised this issue with the Safer Neighbourhoods team, and they said they would be meeting with the school to "raise awareness" of he issue.
The message would get through better if the PCSOs and wardens handed out tickets. My favourite junction is Hillside/Cardinal where the parents of a certain school park their 4x4s and people carriers on the double yellow lines, across driveways and in residents bays. I complained to the school and they said they would put a note in their newsletter. I checked their website. No newsletter since June 2013 has mentioned parking... While trying to cross at that junction with my children, I was nearly mown down by a Range Rover that ignored the give way signs and came barreling through at 30mph. Driver probably didn't notice us as his mobile was clamped to his ear. I also raised this issue with the Safer Neighbourhoods team, and they said they would be meeting with the school to "raise awareness" of he issue. John_W
  • Score: 5

10:48am Tue 1 Apr 14

david Burcombe says...

they need to tell their parents some of the worst drivers are women with kids
they need to tell their parents some of the worst drivers are women with kids david Burcombe
  • Score: 5

10:52am Tue 1 Apr 14

david Burcombe says...

Dishing out fines for bad parking would be great that would teach them. Com,e on why do the parent's have to drive their kids to school let them walk. I did it was almost a mile to junior school and secondary school. We wonder why are kids are fat that is the reason
Dishing out fines for bad parking would be great that would teach them. Com,e on why do the parent's have to drive their kids to school let them walk. I did it was almost a mile to junior school and secondary school. We wonder why are kids are fat that is the reason david Burcombe
  • Score: 4

12:32pm Wed 2 Apr 14

mr.taxpayer says...

Teaching kids the dangers of bad parking? Why are the kids driving in the first place?! :)
Teaching kids the dangers of bad parking? Why are the kids driving in the first place?! :) mr.taxpayer
  • Score: -1

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