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Birmingham drives out illegal school parking

Parents parking illegally outside schools in Birmingham are being targetted by mobile patrols operated by the city council. The authority said that the vehicle, fitted with an ANPR system, has proved far more effective than on-foot patrols at combatting school parking contraventions.

As part of the crackdown officers from West Midlands Police are standing outside schools during peak times. Cabinet member Ernie Hendricks said: “We are currently gathering data to see what impact the...

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Ian
12 Apr 2012

But is it solving the problem or moving it round the corner, actually worsening safety as pupils end up walking less safe routes? Shouldn't a more holistic view be taken?