Hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year.
Our CCTV camera car issued well over 600 fines in the two months before Christmas and it’s back on the road this week as the schools return after the holidays.
So, if the risk of seriously injuring a child by parking dangerously isn’t enough, please make it your New Year’s resolution not to park badly around our schools.
For some reason, the message about parking safely around schools doesn’t seem to get through to everyone.
So, the camera car could be at any of Sandwell’s schools on any given day.
And it’s worth knowing that the car doesn’t have to stop to issue a fine – it’s automatic and a fine will arrive in the post.
I’d also like to ask schools to warn parents about the camera car and ask them to think again before they park on the zigzag lines.
The car is also issuing fines to drivers parked on pedestrian crossings, red routes, loading bays and in bus stops.
I’ll update you later in the year but I hope the message does get through to the minority who continue to park dangerously.