Zigzag lines enforcement
About this activity
Suitable for all schools and nurseries.
Not all drivers pay attention to the zigzag lines painted on roads outside school entrances to prevent cars from stopping or parking. If this is an issue you face outside your school, the enforcement of zigzag lines can help improve your pupils’ safety as they come and go, and reduce congestion. As a result your school could benefit from less pollution and better air quality in the local area.
Ideas for enforcing zigzag lines
- Pupil-led campaign which could include posters being displayed alongside the zigzag lines, or pupil-designed parking tickets being issued to offending parents! If you have Junior or Youth Travel Ambassadors (JTA/YTA) this is a great project for them to lead on
- Teacher-led patrol during drop-off and pick-up times
- Letters to remind parents of enforcement and why it’s important
If the problem persists after your campaign, speak to your borough council about measures such as CCTV and restricted road access.
If you don’t already have zigzag lines and think your school could benefit from them, speak to your borough road safety officer.
How to evidence your activity
- Involve your borough officer: Share your ideas, agree your objectives and discuss any challenges you face
- Record feedback from pupils and staff. Note the impact the activity has had on the number of drivers stopping on the zigzag lines and how this has helped you meet your objectives
- Sign in to STARS to add your story. Explain the activity, add photos and include the school community’s feedback and any survey results. Also include posters, parking tickets, letters or promotional materials you produced for your campaign
This activity counts towards:
- Travel activity
How it helps
- Eases congestion at schools gates
- Reduces air pollution around schools
- Improves road safety