on the sort of zig zag markings directly outside dd's new school? I can't find out on the internet and am not sure. I suspect not because that would make life too bloody easy wouldn't it? has anybody else checked this out?
Someone told me that zig zag lines are not legally enforcable, so you could park there, disabled badge or not. I'm not sure if this is true - check with your council. I notice from melpomene's post that you can't park at 'lowered kerbs for pedestrian crossings', but lots of people round us park on them, (not blue badge holders) and prevent people with buggies and wheelchairs from crossing safely. They never get ticketed.
I did my driving theory test last year and from what I remember the zig zag lines outside schools indicate that you should never stop there, ever! As someone said above they're there to protect children.
Thanks ladies - school is in such a ridiculous location that there is very little parking and no way that we could use teachers car park which is already too small for them. It was headteachers suggestion to try the zigzags! I guess we will just have to get there really early or really late.
parking on zig zags can give you 3 points and £1000 fine so not really worth the risk. Headteacher should really know this. Could you either get there really early or park a street away and walk. (not sure of disability hope not offended)
Parking on zig zag lines is actually a criminal offence even if you are still in the car, and I got a very bad telling off by a police officer for doing this (I honestly hadn't realised). You can park on double yellow lines for 3 hours though, if there are no other restrictions.