We all have a responsibility as users of the highway whether as a pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist or car driver, to ensure that we follow the rules and guidance set out in the Highway Code.
Here are a few things we can all do that would help to improve the management and flow of traffic on the highway.
- Do not park at dropped kerbs. This causes great inconvenience and creates potential danger, particularly for the elderly, mobility impaired and parents with prams and pushchairs.
- Do not stop your car near a school entrance.
- Do not park on the pavement. Parking on the pavement is classed as obstruction and can be dealt with by the police. It can seriously inconvenience pedestrians.
- Do not park opposite or within 10 metres of a junction, except in an authorised parking space.
- Do not park across a private driveway or entrance. This causes inconvenience and frustration to others.
- Always give way to pedestrians at a zebra crossing and to school crossing patrols.
- Reduce your speed to below 20mph in the vicinity of a school.
- Give way to buses leaving bus stops.
- Be aware of cyclists and motorcyclists, particularly when turning and when opening car doors.
- Do not place advertising boards or obstructions on footways.
- By driving your child to school YOU cause problems regarding the safety of other children.