Good news for child safety - the Government has announced that parents who cause problems when picking up the kids will be banned from parking near schools and issued a £100 fine.
We all know of a handful (luckily the minority) of parents who don't think about the effects of parking badly when dropping off or collecting the children from school. Offenders who cause problems will be targeted with a new order, the Public Spaces Protection Order which will allow councils to clamp down on behaviour that may prove to be "detrimental" to the community.
We don't know what offences will be included yet, but local residents will have a large influence if they complain.
I think it's a great idea. But then again I don't have children at school-age!