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Spy camera plan to tackle school run parking problems

A car equipped with a spy camera could be used to catch parents who park illegally when picking up children from school.

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it will be nice to see some action taken as we have never seen a warden by our local school at all, people even park in my drive going to the school and lately someone has even drove into one of my concrete fence posts (cracking it), but it must have been the invisible driver as no-one we spoke to saw anything.....

Posted by anon on 7 January 2013 at 20:28

I look forward to one of these being deployed to catch the mutitude of blue badge abusers who'd rather block up double yellows with impunity just because the alternative is parting with a few coppers in the car park next toArgos in Whitehaven. I don't suppose you'll publish this because there seems to be a view that somehow disabled people should be afforded more respect than their able bodied counterpart.

Posted by P Ul lde Udderone on 4 January 2013 at 18:41

I look forward to one of these being deployed to catch the mutitude of blue badge abusers who'd rather block up double yellows with impunity just because the alternative is parting with a few coppers in the car park next toArgos in Whitehaven. I don't suppose you'll publish this because there seems to be a view that somehow disabled people should be afforded more respect than their able bodied counterpart.

Posted by P Ul lde Udderone on 4 January 2013 at 18:40

It would be interesting to see the RIPA (Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000) authority for this type of surveillance and in particular how it is jusified that such action is proportional.

Posted by Anon on 22 December 2012 at 14:03

Because parents are moving their children to schools away from their local areas, they need transport. If we could improve the standard of all our schools across the county parents may not feel the need to transport their children outside their local area to a "better school" then perhaps children and parents could walk to school instead of using a car, as it used to be.

Posted by Michael Owen on 21 December 2012 at 12:18

I have o stick up for sone people on here,

1. Laysie was being sarcastic - true & funny!
2. Twinkle wasn't saying that parking in front of drives or on the zigzags was ok, they were saying that they had to drive to work past the school their child was in. Schools open at at a certain time & people have to be at work at a certain time. Twinkle could at some people's suggestions set off walking earlier, leave their child alone at a closed school, walk the 20 minutes back, then wave at them as they drove past the same school to go to work. Does that sound sensible?

I totally disagree with illegal parking & think that something should be done before a tragedy occurs. Thursby school seems to have a good idea having the head at the gate. if the council does go ahead with this plan, the deterrent should hopefully reduce the problem even if they cannot eradicate it. Until people become less selfish we have to do the best we can.

Posted by Mrs A on 18 December 2012 at 23:32

@ Nick, you have totally missed my point, massive resources employed on motorways trying to catch major criminals doing 75mph, outside our house in a 30mph zone with young children and other pedestrians absolutely nothing done, outside my son's school, nothing done for 7 years, except for one police officer coming around at 6.00 to see what the problem was. Please target resources where they can have effect not just raising revenue. I really hope Cumbria police and the safety camera managers hold the lives and well being are more important than revenue raising or is this the case?

Posted by ph on 16 December 2012 at 20:46

Problem is with kids these days parents don't want to upset their little darlings and would rather namby pamby them by driving them to school as the precious little mites couldn't possibly get a bit wet or cold. This kind of new-age spoiling spills into every corner of society - and if other people don't treat them like the little gems their parents seem to think they are, they're horrified.

I live near a Carlisle School and at least half a dozen times have nearly went into a car which has pulled out on me with kids in - parents just do not look. And then they stop in the middle of the street to let them out, blocking my way. But if you say anything they give you a look to say 'but my baby needs dropping off'.

There was a woman on This Morning today who spent £6k on each of her kids' Christmas presents - who thinks this type of indulgent upbringing is good for kids?

I also saw a woman shopping whose toddler was screaming that she wanted to go home. The mother said 'tough' and the looks some people gave her were as if she'd just kicked her. I applaud parents like this who don't let their kids rule the roost and instead make them have thick skin and patience!

Posted by Bobby on 14 December 2012 at 17:16

@ PH the simple way to foil this 'revenue making' is not to break the law.

Posted by Nick on 14 December 2012 at 11:06

People complain that they drive their little darlings to school because the roads are not safe or that some kid might have their mobile phone mugged from them getting into school.
Ha,ha, makes me wonder what planet they're on.
The chances are that they'll get hit crossing the road between two parents vehicles, who stopped for a while longer for a chat outside the school after dropping little Johnny off,or mugged by little Johnny who had just been dropped off by their parent in the first place.
Lets get some fitness and discipline back into our kids and make them walk to school. We all did!
And if you're worried about the mugging.... leave the costly latest technology gizmo at home and don't advertise that you're a target for a mugging in the first place.

Posted by Dave on 14 December 2012 at 10:58

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