With school back in session, there is certainly no shortage of parking violations near our school campuses. Some of the most common complaints and requests for police service near the schools are related to parking violations. In the rush to drop off a child, it is not uncommon to find parents double parking, stopping in a lane of traffic to drop off or pick up a child, parking or stopping in a red zone, parking well away from the curb because “the trash can” was in the way, blocking or impeding a resident’s driveway…you name it, we see it. Here are a few suggestions to help alleviate the congestion and avoid a parking or moving citation:
•Leave a few minutes earlier and avoid the rush.
•Park a little further away and walk your child to school.
•Obey all parking regulations.
•Follow the school’s traffic plan.
•Keep off the phone and pay attention.
•Set the example, don’t encourage unsafe or illegal behavior.
•Be courteous to the school neighbors. It is NOT OK to impede a driveway, even if only for a few minutes.