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Fines for parents: Readers respond

2014-02-11 09:00

CLAMP DOWN ON IRRESPONSIBLE PARENTS: Wheels24 readers shared their thoughts on parents behaving badly during the frenzied periods of picking up and dropping off children at schools. Image: SHUTTERSTOCK

A survey of more than 4000 drivers believe that parents who ignore rules of the rules during the chaotic pick-up/drop-off of children at schools, should be punished. Wheels24 readers respond.

Red or yellow No Stopping/No Parking signs are ignored, children running around - school-run parking can be a nightmare in South Africa. This problem becomes much worse in the afternoon  when parents arrive at school early and need to wait for their children.

The problem exists in the UK, too, where jagged painted lines demarcate No Parking areas. Vehicle sales company Motorpoint conducted a survey and reported that almost 90% of drivers would support proposals to fine parents who park illegally during the school year.      

Wheels24 readers shared their thoughts:

School parking chaos: Fine bad parents?
Wheels24 reader JAN SWANEPOEL believes parents who disobey the law when picking up or dropping off children at school should be fined.

Irresponsible parents ‘drive me mad’
Wheels24 reader CARA WOOLLACOTT believes the rules of the road should be enforced not just outside schools during drop-off/pick-up times but in general in SA.

'Vultures looking for easy pickings'
Wheels24 reader GEORGE BETTS believes punishing parents who are dropping or collecting their children from school is ‘ridiculous’.

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