“Selfish” parents who cause traffic chaos when dropping off children outside a Batley school are putting youngsters at risk, a resident has warned.
Paul Halloran, of Carlinghow Hill, said it is common practice for parents to block pavements, driveways and junctions on streets surrounding Batley Grammar School during peak times.
And despite residents having already met with staff from the school to discuss the traffic problems, Mr Halloran insists parents are persistently parking illegally by the school.
He said: “The problem happened over night when the school’s intake doubled in size.
“The building was never built for that many people.
“It is getting to the stage where we will look back and say if we only did this because there will be a fatality.
“It only takes one child to run out into the road. It is chaos.”
Residents’ latest cry for help comes following a two vehicle smash in Carlinghow Hill on Wednesday September 4.
Police said there had been a crash outside Batley Grammar School around 8.30am, but nobody had been injured.
Mr Halloran claims poor parking by some parents is making the lives of residents a misery.
He said: “The biggest issue I have got is I have old fashion standards and I like good manners.
“Selfish parents are driving across our drives and I know a neighbour who has been threatened for asking someone to move.
“We need staff out there during the busy times in high visibility vests watching out for illegal parking.”
Batley Grammar School headteacher Brigid Tullie has sent out a letter to parents highlighting residents’ concerns.
She said: “We have every sympathy with our neighbours regarding the inconvenience that a minority of our parents seem to cause.
“My staff are on duty each morning and evening at the school gates and challenge parents parking on the zig-zag lines or attempting to turn around in the road.”
Batley Neighbourhood Policing Team co-ordinator Martyn Lee said vehicle owners who had parked illegally would be issued with warning letters after residents submitted photographs of cars parked on double yellow lines in Carlinghow Hill.
A Kirklees Council spokesman said an enforcement officer would visit the site too.
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