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Mum in warning over school traffic

SAFETY: Local councillors are also campaigning for safer access to the school, with a crossing at Boothby Road.

SAFETY: Local councillors are also campaigning for safer access to the school, with a crossing at Boothby Road.

A local mum has told the Fraserburgh Herald that, while taking her children to school, traffic congestion at South Park Primary School nearly saw a youngster run over.

The mother, who did not wish to share her name, told the Herald: “I was walking along the pavement on Philorth Avenue towards South Park School with my son and daughter.

“My daughter heard the bell ringing and ran ahead towards the gate. It was at the same moment that a driver coming towards us could not pass a car going the opposite direction, so decided that instead of waiting he would immediately mount the pavement and drive on the pavement towards us, obviously not noticing that a 6-year-old child was on the pavement!

“There could have been children crossing the road towards the school,” she added.

Appeals have previously been launched to make parents and drivers aware of the traffic situation at the Philorth Avenue school, the narrow roads surrounding it making it difficult for vehicles to manoeuvre at congested times in both the morning and afternoon.

Previously, the Fraserburgh Herald reported on the issue of illegal parking outside of South Park Primary School.

At the time, it was discovered that Fraserburgh only had one traffic warden.

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 on telephone number 0800 555 111.

The Fraserburgh Herald would also like to hear if you have witnessed illegal parking or dangerous driving near the school.

You can contact us at
news@fraserburghherald.com.

 
 
 

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