Teddington primary launches 'yellow lines' petition

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By Teddington People | Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 08:28

After a spate of bad and dangerous parking the Sacred Heart Primary School on St Mark's Road in Teddington has launched a petition urging the Council to instate yellow lines on the road.

In a letter to parents urging drivers to be more considerate the school's governing body said: "Although 20mph speed limits and road humps reduce incidents of accidents by around 40%, if you are a child trying to negotiate your way across the road behind a dangerously parked vehicle, even a vehicle travelling at 20mph can still mean a chance of 20% injury or worse. We need to be parking safely, well away from junctions, no-where near the school entrance or zebra crossing and not in any way limiting the safety of all pedestrians around our school."

Although the Council has been approached with photographic evidence no further action has been taken. The school now needs 1,000 signatures by 9th September at 10am for their plea to be given consideration.

The letter continues: "Please be road aware, please park sensibly and safely, and let’s see a reduction in the number of vehicles being dangerously parked. To this end, please join our petition to get the local Council to come and install some yellow lines on junctions to enable road users to park safely away from junctions and to ensure pedestrians are able to negotiate road crossings with a clear view of any oncoming traffic."

Sign the petition now to register your support. The petition will close at 10am on Tuesday 9th September.



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