Parents urged to park safe at schools

Brian Topping with pupils Zac Harvey, Ryan Mason, Isla Stephen, Beth Ross, Jasmine Walker, Morgan Reid and teacher Mrs Taylor

Brian Topping with pupils Zac Harvey, Ryan Mason, Isla Stephen, Beth Ross, Jasmine Walker, Morgan Reid and teacher Mrs Taylor

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Police in Fraserburgh have issued an appeal to parents to think about where they stop or park outside of schools in the town.

This comes after a week long operation which took place last month which saw a number of motorists issued with tickets for parking or stopping on yellow zig zag lines outside of schools.

As part of the appeal, the Fraserburgh & District Community and Safety Group funded the cost of banners which have been provided to schools in the area, warning of the illegality and danger of parking or stopping on the yellow lines.

PC Wayne Bedford of the Fraserburgh Community Policing team said: “This appeal follows on from Operation CEDAR (Challenge, Educate, Detect and Reduce) that we carried out earlier this month in Fraserburgh.

“During the week we saw over 60 tickets being issued to motorists who parked irresponsibly.

“Five of these were issued to drivers who chose to park on the yellow zig zag lines outside of schools.

“My concern is that children could be hurt as a consequence of the minority of drivers who choose to park dangerously.”

PC Bedford also wished to convey his gratitude to the work done by the town’s Community Safety Group.

He said: “I am grateful for the assistance that the Fraserburgh & District Community Safety Group provided in purchasing the ‘Park Smart’ banners .

“I hope that these banners will remind parents to think twice about where they park.”

One of the schools involved is South Park, on Philroth Avenue

A Parent’s Council Spokesperson for the school expressed their thanks.

They said: “We are very supportive of the safety campaign outside the school and we continue to encourage people not to park in Philorth Avenue for the safety of our children.”