A VAN armed with CCTV cameras will be trialled in the county, aimed at controlling parking mayhem outside schools
Lincolnshire County Council says it is determined to get to grips with problem parents who park dangerously or illegally outside the school gates.
The enforcement van will monitor parking outside schools throughout the county and hit offenders with fines.
Tickets will be sent to the offending cars’ owners in the way speeding offences are dealt with.
The vehicle will cover two or three schools in a morning.
Coun Richard Davies, highways and transport supremo, says the use of a CCTV van outside schools will hopefully stop the worst excesses of the school run.
He said: “Some of the stuff I have seen has been quite dangerous. I’ve witnessed a number of near-misses.
“One school it is horrendous. Parents almost try and drive their cars into the classroom. That is what they want to do. I sometimes think they want a McDonald’s drive-thru type of school drop-off.
“In one enforcement I did with the police at Gonerby Hill Foot, a parent nearly hit a police officer. The motorist then almost blamed the officer for standing on the pavement.
“It is like the red mist descends. Outside some schools, parents park across drives or sometimes in them when the occupants want to go to work.
“But they simply say they’ll be back in 15 minutes.”
A pilot scheme, set to start within months, is planned to act as a deterrent to those parents who think they can park anywhere outside school.