City of Bayswater rangers to promote safe parking at schools

City of Bayswater security and crime prevention coordinator Elan Tzabary and ranger Steven Hosszu.
City of Bayswater security and crime prevention coordinator Elan Tzabary and ranger Steven Hosszu.

THE City of Bayswater ranger will be visiting schools during the start of term one to promote safe parking.

Starting from February 4, rangers will remind drivers about parking rules at pick-up and drop-off times.

Mayor Dan Bull said children were vulnerable road users who did not have the same judgement of speed and distance as adults.

“We ask that parents and guardians familiarise themselves with, and adhere to, the parking signs and restrictions at their school,” he said.

“Cars parked in no stopping zones or double-parked can force children to zigzag through a maze of vehicles which is particularly unsafe.

“Where possible, I would certainly encourage parents and guardians to walk their children to school instead or consider car-pooling with other families.”

The City’s parking and driving rules

DO

– Familiarise yourself with the parking restrictions around your school and follow them.

– Use the kiss-and-drive facility where possible.

– Drive slowly and be aware of pedestrians.

– Consider parking a short distance from school and walk with your child instead.

– Consider carpooling, riding or walking to school.

– Be courteous and patient.

– Contact the rangers and security team on 1300 360 333 to report parking issues.

DON’T

– Park in a ‘no Stopping’ or ‘no parking’ area.

– Park on footpaths, driveways or verges.

– Double park.