09 Nov 2017

Dodgy parkers now twice as likely to be busted near Brisbane schools

Motorists doing the wrong thing in Brisbane’s school zones are now twice as likely to cop a fine as Brisbane City Council more than doubles its enforcement officers.

Anyone caught double parking or staying too long should expect a $94 fine, while if a council officer busts someone stopping on a yellow line or in a "no stopping" zone a $126 fine can be issued.

Warnings can also be dished out.

BCC infrastructure chairman Amanda Cooper said the council would be targeting 60 Brisbane schools in its bid to curb dangerous parking in school zones.

“Council has more than doubled the number of enforcement officers patrolling during school times, in response to the large number of requests that council receives from schools and the community,” she said.

“Council will have ten high-visibility vehicles and officers regularly visiting these school zones to issue warnings and fines to drivers who are failing to park safely during school times.”

Cr Cooper said the boost was a timely reminder soon after the return to school for all parents to ensure they parked safely and legally.

In 2016, the council received 18,000 citywide requests for urgent action on illegal parking that was believed to be causing a safety risk.



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