Police and council target zig-zag parking

Police and council target zig-zag parking

Police and council target zig-zag parking

First published in News

MOTORISTS caught parking on zig-zag lines outside schools in Southend will be warned by police and parking officers during a week of action.

Teams from Essex Police and Southend Council’s road safety team are joining forces to send a message to drivers as Road UK Safety Week starts today.

It comes just weeks after it was revealed in the Echo how the number of motorists fined for parking on the zig-zags trebled between 2011 and 2013.

During the campaign, officers will patrol schools in the borough checking whether people are parked on the lines, which breaches the Highway Code.

Anyone caught will be spoken to about why they should not be on there, while leaflets explaining the rules and safety issues will also be handed out. Cheryl Hindle-Terry, team leader of the council’s road safety unit, said: “We need to make it very clear to some drivers that these areas are not reserved for them to drop off or collect their children.

“They may be unaware of the potential danger they are causing to their own children and all the other children near the school. It is vital for our children to have safe and hassle-free journeys to and from school.”

A survery released by insurance firm AXA last month showed the number of drivers in Southend caught on zig-zags rose from 326 in 2011 to 1,049 in 2013.

The increase has been linked to the use of spy cars. People caught parking on zig-zags are normally fined £70.

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3:44pm Tue 10 Jun 14

John Right says...

And if you see some D1CK parked on those areas, take a snap and send to the council, for luck, if we all joined in, it would stop the lazy Mums causing these hazzards
And if you see some D1CK parked on those areas, take a snap and send to the council, for luck, if we all joined in, it would stop the lazy Mums causing these hazzards John Right
  • Score: 11

4:09pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Would be great if the police could keep the fines they issue to help fund themselves.
Would be great if the police could keep the fines they issue to help fund themselves. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 0

4:10pm Tue 10 Jun 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

I am sorry but these offenders should not be spoken too and warned of the dangers they have passed a driving test and thats part of it so they know full well plus theres the clear sign-age everyone knows its wrong so should be given an instant ticket none of this taking 5 minutes to write one out it should be 1 clear photo done in a second and hand out a bigger fine than £70 or include 3 points like the zig zags on Zebra crossings also crack down on double yellow line parkers near schools same people everyday, they are fully aware but don't give a hoot about anyone else.
I am sorry but these offenders should not be spoken too and warned of the dangers they have passed a driving test and thats part of it so they know full well plus theres the clear sign-age everyone knows its wrong so should be given an instant ticket none of this taking 5 minutes to write one out it should be 1 clear photo done in a second and hand out a bigger fine than £70 or include 3 points like the zig zags on Zebra crossings also crack down on double yellow line parkers near schools same people everyday, they are fully aware but don't give a hoot about anyone else. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 10

4:10pm Tue 10 Jun 14

CarnMountification says...

They are so self righteous and pig headed, those school drop offing the school drop outs, high time they were caned.
They are so self righteous and pig headed, those school drop offing the school drop outs, high time they were caned. CarnMountification
  • Score: 2

4:12pm Tue 10 Jun 14

the25man says...

Hey does it mean we can all park on the Zig Zag lines and just be warn but it's only for the week.
They shouldn't be warned just fined
Hey does it mean we can all park on the Zig Zag lines and just be warn but it's only for the week. They shouldn't be warned just fined the25man
  • Score: 5

4:21pm Tue 10 Jun 14

the25man says...

John Right wrote:
And if you see some D1CK parked on those areas, take a snap and send to the council, for luck, if we all joined in, it would stop the lazy Mums causing these hazzards
Good idea but it would only work if you show the car on the Zig Zag lines with a door open proving they were parked
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: And if you see some D1CK parked on those areas, take a snap and send to the council, for luck, if we all joined in, it would stop the lazy Mums causing these hazzards[/p][/quote]Good idea but it would only work if you show the car on the Zig Zag lines with a door open proving they were parked the25man
  • Score: -3

4:21pm Tue 10 Jun 14

the25man says...

John Right wrote:
And if you see some D1CK parked on those areas, take a snap and send to the council, for luck, if we all joined in, it would stop the lazy Mums causing these hazzards
Good idea but it would only work if you show the car on the Zig Zag lines with a door open proving they were parked
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: And if you see some D1CK parked on those areas, take a snap and send to the council, for luck, if we all joined in, it would stop the lazy Mums causing these hazzards[/p][/quote]Good idea but it would only work if you show the car on the Zig Zag lines with a door open proving they were parked the25man
  • Score: -2

4:43pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

Don't warn them. Penalise them with a nice big fat fine straight away.

It's the only language they understand.
Don't warn them. Penalise them with a nice big fat fine straight away. It's the only language they understand. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 7

4:54pm Tue 10 Jun 14

runwellian says...

Instant penalty ... if you called the lazy mothers stupid they would be up ion arms, so if they are not stupid they should understand the law and be fined on the spot.

It will work for one week then back to normal.

everyone caught in any restricted areas if fined regardless, so why make these lazy mothers an exception!
Instant penalty ... if you called the lazy mothers stupid they would be up ion arms, so if they are not stupid they should understand the law and be fined on the spot. It will work for one week then back to normal. everyone caught in any restricted areas if fined regardless, so why make these lazy mothers an exception! runwellian
  • Score: 3

5:36pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

When is the campaign against pavement driving, or commonly called pavement parking going to start?
When is the campaign against pavement driving, or commonly called pavement parking going to start? Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 4

5:38pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Maddogg says...

Are they allowed to get away with it if they have a blue badge?
Are they allowed to get away with it if they have a blue badge? Maddogg
  • Score: -1

6:22pm Tue 10 Jun 14

scrounger‎ says...

There's zig-zag lines outside the Sutton Arms pub as well as a bus stop, so the bus stops on zig-zag lines but a car is not allowed to; strange.
There's zig-zag lines outside the Sutton Arms pub as well as a bus stop, so the bus stops on zig-zag lines but a car is not allowed to; strange. scrounger‎
  • Score: 0

2:33am Wed 11 Jun 14

Kim Gandy says...

John Right wrote:
And if you see some D1CK parked on those areas, take a snap and send to the council, for luck, if we all joined in, it would stop the lazy Mums causing these hazzards
There you go again. Has it not penetrated that plank of wood on your shoulders that men can be just as guilty. I saw some yob only yesterday parked on zigzags, doors wide open with cr@p music blasting out.

You are so typical of the leftwing misogynists that inhabit these pages. You never ever make a point based on any fact or genuine knowledge and most of your time is spent sniping at others, particularly me.

I'd love to take a snap of you doing something you shouldn't but of course, you are a plaster saint aren't you? Never committed any kind of offence or contravention of bye-laws in your entire life I suppose.

Get off your self righteous high horse and start making some comments on here that actually bear any relevance whatsoever to the subject matter.

Typical Labour, so holier than thou. Everybody else is wrong and you are always right.
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: And if you see some D1CK parked on those areas, take a snap and send to the council, for luck, if we all joined in, it would stop the lazy Mums causing these hazzards[/p][/quote]There you go again. Has it not penetrated that plank of wood on your shoulders that men can be just as guilty. I saw some yob only yesterday parked on zigzags, doors wide open with cr@p music blasting out. You are so typical of the leftwing misogynists that inhabit these pages. You never ever make a point based on any fact or genuine knowledge and most of your time is spent sniping at others, particularly me. I'd love to take a snap of you doing something you shouldn't but of course, you are a plaster saint aren't you? Never committed any kind of offence or contravention of bye-laws in your entire life I suppose. Get off your self righteous high horse and start making some comments on here that actually bear any relevance whatsoever to the subject matter. Typical Labour, so holier than thou. Everybody else is wrong and you are always right. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -3

2:35am Wed 11 Jun 14

Kim Gandy says...

CarnMountification wrote:
They are so self righteous and pig headed, those school drop offing the school drop outs, high time they were caned.
Self righteous and pig headed..... two words spring to mind -"pot" and "kettle".
[quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: They are so self righteous and pig headed, those school drop offing the school drop outs, high time they were caned.[/p][/quote]Self righteous and pig headed..... two words spring to mind -"pot" and "kettle". Kim Gandy
  • Score: -3

6:50pm Wed 11 Jun 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
John Right wrote:
And if you see some D1CK parked on those areas, take a snap and send to the council, for luck, if we all joined in, it would stop the lazy Mums causing these hazzards
There you go again. Has it not penetrated that plank of wood on your shoulders that men can be just as guilty. I saw some yob only yesterday parked on zigzags, doors wide open with cr@p music blasting out.

You are so typical of the leftwing misogynists that inhabit these pages. You never ever make a point based on any fact or genuine knowledge and most of your time is spent sniping at others, particularly me.

I'd love to take a snap of you doing something you shouldn't but of course, you are a plaster saint aren't you? Never committed any kind of offence or contravention of bye-laws in your entire life I suppose.

Get off your self righteous high horse and start making some comments on here that actually bear any relevance whatsoever to the subject matter.

Typical Labour, so holier than thou. Everybody else is wrong and you are always right.
Gandy "shut up" while you are "piping down"

Prize Ranter
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: And if you see some D1CK parked on those areas, take a snap and send to the council, for luck, if we all joined in, it would stop the lazy Mums causing these hazzards[/p][/quote]There you go again. Has it not penetrated that plank of wood on your shoulders that men can be just as guilty. I saw some yob only yesterday parked on zigzags, doors wide open with cr@p music blasting out. You are so typical of the leftwing misogynists that inhabit these pages. You never ever make a point based on any fact or genuine knowledge and most of your time is spent sniping at others, particularly me. I'd love to take a snap of you doing something you shouldn't but of course, you are a plaster saint aren't you? Never committed any kind of offence or contravention of bye-laws in your entire life I suppose. Get off your self righteous high horse and start making some comments on here that actually bear any relevance whatsoever to the subject matter. Typical Labour, so holier than thou. Everybody else is wrong and you are always right.[/p][/quote]Gandy "shut up" while you are "piping down" Prize Ranter ThisYear
  • Score: -1

6:51pm Wed 11 Jun 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
CarnMountification wrote:
They are so self righteous and pig headed, those school drop offing the school drop outs, high time they were caned.
Self righteous and pig headed..... two words spring to mind -"pot" and "kettle".
Reading your ego-driven manic posts two words spring to mind as well..And it isn't Foreign Office!
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: They are so self righteous and pig headed, those school drop offing the school drop outs, high time they were caned.[/p][/quote]Self righteous and pig headed..... two words spring to mind -"pot" and "kettle".[/p][/quote]Reading your ego-driven manic posts two words spring to mind as well..And it isn't Foreign Office! ThisYear
  • Score: 0

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