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Just stubled upon that old thread googling the "school bus, zigzag" question.

 

I have just had a rather interesting conversation with a guy who handles the contract for the school bus at my sons school.

 

First though some facts for foundation of the argument:

 

1) The school bus is a large double decker which parks on ZigZag lines on a corner in close proximity to the school gate.

2) The schools bus is contracted to ferry children from a local nursery, not for general use

3) Last week the council/highways agency extended the zigzags by about 80 ft to the road which up to that point had been available for parents to park in.

4) A Transit sized mini bus (from the same company) also parks ahead of the double decker.This is to take children to a seperate destination, but still contracted to the private nursery.

 

The school is located 3 miles away from our home and access is difficult due to crossing a dual carriageway and very busy 'A' Roads.

 

I DO NOT park on the zigzags and would not do so as it is A) Illegal and B) could put the childrens lives in danger.

 

I appose the parking of the DD bus and transit van because they are putting MY child, and any other child not connected to the nursery, at increased risk!.

 

The chap who was connected to the company with the contract shrugged off my concerns and simply said he had "permission". When asked who had given him permission and more importantly if they would take the wrap if an accident was to occur he was unable to answer!.

 

By the way.Those who happily comment about "lazy parents" ...... be aware that some of us may not have situations that are suitable for walking our offspring....not everyone is lazy, some have more complex problems!.

 

...awaiting your responses folks :-)

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Have you spoken to the school about this? If so, what did they have to say?


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own thread created.

 

if you have issues with not being abble to leave you car/walk etc

 

why not have a word with the school too?

 

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Can we have the location so we can check the signage on street view?

 

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Many School zig zags are advisory only and have no traffic order so no offence is commited by parking on them.

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Many School zig zags are advisory only and have no traffic order so no offence is commited by parking on them.

 

The issue is not if it is legal...more to the point is it causing a danger to kids crossing the road who are not using the bus?

 

I have looked at the North Kesteven council page and it deffo says that parking on the zigzags is an offence that can attract a £70 fine!.

 

These markings are only very recent (2 weeks) and so will probably not appear on street view yet! :-)

 

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The issue is not if it is legal...more to the point is it causing a danger to kids crossing the road who are not using the bus?

 

I have looked at the North Kesteven council page and it deffo says that parking on the zigzags is an offence that can attract a £70 fine!.

 

These markings are only very recent (2 weeks) and so will probably not appear on street view yet! :-)

 

A few more details and pictures on my blog (follow link)

 

http://scirocco2morocco.blogspot.co.uk/

 

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There are no signs so they are as I stated only advisory. Is it dangerous probably but would it be more dangerous walking the children to a bus somewhere else?

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I can't comment without seeing the location. But this is pet hate of mine as I actually witnessed a child getting knocked over crossing the road outside a school between parked cars. Not a pleasant sight.

 

If I was the OP, I would be contacting the local authority and report it to them and obtain a reference number.

 

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