New road markings warn parents to park safely

Published March 27, 2015 at 15:47

Double yellow lines and ‘Slow’ markings have been renewed to make the roads around St Francis’ CE Primary School safer for children.

The junction of Cherry Tree Lane and Preston New Road in Blackburn saw the road asphalted and double yellow lines re-painted, and there are also fresh ‘slow’ signs and hatch markings.

This is to reinforce the need for parents dropping off and picking up their children at the school on Cheery Tree Lane to park safely and legally and minimise the risk of traffic problems at the school.

Cllr Stephanie Brookfield, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Road Safety Champion, said:

“Road safety around a busy school area is absolutely essential. These markings are a big reminder to everyone dropping off and collecting children from school that safety is always the most important thing.

“People need to realise how dangerous inconsiderate parking can be. Everyone has a responsibility to keep our roads safe for pedestrians, especially children.”

Cllr Maureen Bateson, Executive Member for Regeneration, said:

“The Council takes road safety issues extremely seriously, and we have carried out these improvements and renewed markings to help keep areas around schools clear and improves safety for those that walk and cycle.”

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