A request to those parking at the junction of the Stert Road and Brook Street in Kingston Blount, especially when dropping off or collecting children from the school.
Please park away from the junction.
We’re seeing an increase in this and it’s only a matter of time before it causes an accident with the risk of injury or death. Drivers turning into Brook Street from the Stert Road will not see or have time to react to cars parked so close to the junction. Similarly, drivers emerging from Brook Street on to the Stert Road won’t see traffic that has right of way.
As a reminder, parking so close to a junction is an offence: “Rule 243 of the Highway Code states you must not park opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space.”
Apart from the risk of injury or death, drivers risk a police penalty and losing an insurance claim since the manner of their parking puts them at fault.
Please help us to keep the community, and children, safe; it’s not an unreasonable request.