People parking illegally or unsafely in school zones will face an infringement notice as Greater Shepparton City Council cracks down on the practice.JENNA BISHOP July 14, 2014 3:32am
Greater Shepparton City Council is cracking down on unsafe or illegal parking in school zones as children across the region return to school today.
Council will be issuing infringement notices to anyone caught parking or unloading children in an unsafe or illegal manner.
Citizen services manager Laurienne Winbanks said the change came about as a response to complaints from parents and residents about people parking illegally in school zones.
Council believes it is happening at most schools in the region.
‘‘Previously our parking enforcement officers would ask drivers to move on if they were seen to be acting in an illegal manner, however this has not diminished the number of complaints we receive about people doing the wrong thing,’’ Ms Winbanks said.
‘‘Photographs will be taken of any cars parked illegally and infringement notices will be issued in the post.
‘‘Enforcement officers will attend schools on a rotational basis, and at schools which continue to generate complaints.’’
Ms Winbanks said the measures were to change behaviours to ensure school children had access to a safe environment.
‘‘We ask that parents dropping off their children in and around school zones adhere to signage and park in designated areas,’’ she said.
Council has also written to all school principals informing them of these enforcement changes and to seek their assistance to inform their school community.
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