Police use shock tactics on ‘selfish’ drivers outside schools

The mock accident outside Friskney Primary School

The mock accident outside Friskney Primary School

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Shock tactics have been used by police to drive home a message to ‘selfish’ drivers who park dangerously outside schools.

Officers and children from Friskney Primary School staged a mock road accident outside the school, in Church Road.

The mock accident outside Friskney Primary School

The mock accident outside Friskney Primary School

Police say that parking on zig-zags and double yellow lines outside schools is ‘a serious issue’ affecting many schools in the county, leaving local policing teams to try and tackle the problem through education and enforcement.

On Friday, pupils from Friskney All Saints Junior Pcso scheme, aided by local officers Sgt Odlin, Pc Ellis, Pcso Cobley and Pcso Richardson, recreated the aftermath of a collision involving a child struck by a car outside the school gates.

“It cannot be stressed enough why the school safety zones exist,” said Pcso Jayne Richardson.

“The minority who continue to selfishly park on the zig-zags put children at risk and frustrate the parents and carers who do park safely. Head teacher Mr Borrell was very keen to reinforce the message and parents we spoke to on the day said it really brings the reality home to you of what could happen, and all because of the drivers who are lazy.”

The event was attended by the local parish council and leaflets were given out by the Junior Pcsos to parents as they arrived to collect their children at the end of the school day.