Parents urged to obey traffic and parking rules as school returns

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STIRLING Mayor Mark Irwin is urging parents to obey traffic and parking rules when school returns this week.

“Increased traffic and parking in school zones during the busy set down and pick up times can pose major safety hazards for our students,” he said.

“The City works with local schools to provide a number of services to assist road safety around school areas, such as providing parking infrastructure, signage and ranger services.

“While the parking services provided by the City are important, school parent communities must play their part by being patient, following parking and traffic laws, obeying parking signage and reporting dangerous and unlawful behaviour.

“By working together, we will ensure a great start to the school year and the safety of our students.”

Last year, the City received 249 requests for rangers to respond to illegal or dangerous parking in school zones and complaints included vehicles parking on footpaths, verges and driveways without permission from the resident.

People can report unlawful parking to the City on 9205 8555, noting the date, time and vehicle registration.

Other traffic issues including speeding, hooning, illegal U-turns and dangerous driving should be reported to police.

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