Parking pledge for parents to prevent accidents at Carmarthenshire schools
PARENTS across Carmarthenshire are being urged to sign a pledge to park considerately outside schools.
They have to promise not to park on zig-zag lines and other areas that could cause accidents.
The county council says there are a number of schools across the area that suffer from bad parental parking.
The Carmarthenshire Road Safety Action Group is supporting action to tackle the issue.
Executive board member for transport services Colin Evans said: "The Parking Promise is an agreement between parents and the school that parents, if they have to drive their children to school, they will park appropriately.
"Parents who have signed the promise display a badge in their windscreen, which serves to further publicise the scheme."
He said it was important parents realised parking on zig-zag lines, pavements and at junctions was unacceptable.
He said the best way to drill home the safety messages was to get the children involved. Each school had its own personalised parking promise logo, designed by a pupil from the school.
Schools will receive two banners which are also designed by pupils. One will be prominently displayed outside the school and the other is for use at roadside events publicising the parking problems.
Dyfed-Powys Police have also said they will take enforcement action against drivers ignoring road safety outside schools where there have been persistent problems.
Those wishing to get involved in Parent Parking Promise at their schools can contact county road safety officer Nicola Olsson on 01267 228287.