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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Health and Safety News

    Dangerous parking by parents criticised as part of road safety scheme

    By David Brown on November 18, 2014

    A road safety scheme in Netherton has targeted parents who are currently parking very close to the gates of their children’s schools. The new campaign, titled Cars and Kids Don’t Mix, is set to highlight the potential dangers of dangerous parking in this situation.

    Children will need to cross the road when going to or from school, and parents who park dangerously without any consideration for other pedestrians or road users can potentially set up accidents.

    While no parent would deliberately cause an accident, the campaign highlights how parking too close to school gates can create a danger that would not otherwise be there. Individual schools are being asked to contact the road safety team at the local council in Netherton if any particular problems are encountered in this way.

    Local councillor Khursid Ahmed, speaking about the campaign recently, said that the zig-zag lines outside schools should always be noted and parents should never park on them, even for a few minutes. They are a very important addition to roads outside schools, namely because they ensure it is safer to see a safe path across the whole of the road.

    How dangerous is poor parking?

    It can be exceptionally dangerous depending on where the car is left. For example if a car is parked further away from the kerb than it should be, it can make life more difficult for anyone who is trying to pass the car.

    A vehicle parked at an odd angle, or that is driven up onto the kerb, can also be a danger – especially if there is someone on the pavement at the time. These are just two examples of what can potentially be a dangerous situation, but there are many others as well.

    Have you been injured after an incident with a car that has been poorly parked?

    This can happen, as we have seen above in the example regarding driving up onto the pavement. If you believe you were injured in an accident caused by dangerous parking, get in touch with the friendly team members at Accident Advice Helpline now.

    We can provide you with no-obligation advice concerning your situation. Call the free 24/7 enquiry line to determine where you stand and to see whether you can potentially start a no win, no fee compensation claim. It’s worth a single free call, isn’t it?

    Source: Dudley News 

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