Drivers are still ignoring Epworth school road safety zone

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Headteachers at an Isle school say motorists are risking children’s lives by continuing to ignore road safety regulations.

Senior leaders at Epworth Primary Academy say cars are being driven above the 20mph advisory speed limit and parking on a stretch of Fieldside outside the school which has been designated a safety zone.

They want the speed limit legally lowered, and more action to be taken against people blocking the road with parked cars.

Janice Szymonowicz, one of the interim executive head teachers at the school, said: “We have found there is a problem with people choosing to ignore the parking restrictions, which is causing obstructions.

“Our utmost concern is the safety of our children.

We have people parking on the yellow zigzag lines, which reduces visibility for other drivers, and also children crossing the road to get to school.

“It is compromising their safety, because they can’t see oncoming traffic to cross.”

The school has now asked people locally to sign up a document agreeing to follow the rules of the school safety zone.

North Lincolnshire Council leader Liz Redfern said the authority is now monitoring the speeding and also investigating the number and types of vehicles using Fieldside.