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A Leicestershire School is publishing the number plates of cars parked dangerously outside the premises. The move comes after a child was knocked down outside school, breaking both legs.

The controversial measure follows concerns that some parents are flouting parking regulations when they drop their children at St Peter’s Church of England School in Whetstone, by parking in a designated crossing area installed to reduce accidents.

The school is publishing a newsletter to parents containing details of the number plates of 11 cars which have been repeatedly parking in the crossing area – and has threatened to take this issue to the police if the behaviour continues.

The issue highlights the national concerns over car dependency, with some parents taking their children to school by car despite living only 500 yards away. School travel plans can do much to help to address this problem and last month’s feature in School Financial Management explained how funding can be gained to help implement your plan.

This article first appeared in School Financial Management – May 2006

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