An accident waiting to happen?

A Fraserburgh Herald reader recently raised concerns about the crossing situation outside local schools in the mornings, when car owners are alleged to park on double yellow
lines.

Iain Wood, posting on the Fraserburgh Herald’s Facebook page, a link to which can be found at www.fraserburghherald.co.uk, said that he wondered if traffic wardens were supposed to patrol outside of schools, saying that the situation in the early mornings and afternoons outside schools “is a joke.”

“It is complete mayhem for anyone in that area at that time.

“I suppose we will have to wait for a child to be knocked down or worse before they open their eyes as usual,” Mr Wood added.

Contacted by the Fraserburgh Herald, Grampian Police revealed that Fraserburgh currently had one traffic warden patrolling the town, but could not reveal the
routes.

It was also revealed that, unless incidents of illegal parking were reported to Grampian Police, the traffic wardens were unlikely to be aware of the
situation.

Grampian Police can be contacted via their non-emergency number on telephone number 0845 600 5 700, or via Crimestoppers anonymously on telephone number
0800 555 111.

Crimestoppers also offers an online form process for reporting crimes anonymously, available at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

If you have an opinion on people parking dangerously outside of schools in Fraserburgh and district, let us know by emailing your views to news@fraserburghherald.com, or by joining the debate on our Facebook page.

So far, 20 comments have been received concerning the issue of illegal parking outside of schools in Fraserburgh and district.