Councillor Val Clark, former LRSC chair, calls for 20mph limits and cameras to enforce ‘zig-zags’
As a school Governor of a Primary School I am very concerned at the driver behaviour that I see at the school gate, both by parents/carers and drivers travelling through the area.
After a lifetime in the driver education and testing arena I am still amazed by the poor standards that I witness on a regular basis.
I feel that the area around a school should be the safest possible. To that end I would like to see 20 mph speed limits within the vicinity of all school gates and static cameras to enforce the zig zag lines.
The argument is often put forward that the police will not enforce a 20 mph limit but I feel this as a ‘red herring’, as 80% of road users are law abiding and will see the reason for it. 80% is better than 0%.
Zig zag lines are ‘NO STOPPING’ areas, not ‘NO PARKING’ areas. These lines are in place to create a safety zone for children to cross, allowing good sight lines with no risk of cars pulling away unexpectedly.
It seems to me that normally caring parents/carers lose all common sense, reason and good driving practise outside schools. What do you think?