Patrols to put focus on parking safely for new school year

Motorists are being reminded to put safety first in school zones as students across Ipswich prepare to return to the classroom this week.

To coincide with the start of term one, Ipswich City Council and police will be patrolling school zones throughout February to ensure parents park correctly.

Enforcement cameras will also be rotating through school hotspots and number plate recognition patrol cars will be out in full force.

The patrols are part of council’s School Safe Parking Project which aims to promote safe road travel and responsible parking habits, creating a safer environment for school children. 

The schools participating in the program for the first term of the 2021 school year are:

  • Bremer State High School
  • Camira State Primary School
  • Springfield Central State Primary School
  • Woodlinks State Primary School
  • Woodcrest State College Primary

Mayor Teresa Harding urged motorists to put safety first.

“Illegal parking behaviour at schools puts the safety of school children and others at risk,” Mayor Harding said.

“These patrols are about helping parents understand the correct way to park during peak drop-off and pick-up times so we can improve safety for children, parents and other road users.”

The School Safe Program supports schools to encourage behavioural change in their communities by providing key tools and resources to educate parents and motorists on safe road travel.

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