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Traffic regulations are being brought in around primary schools across the Bradford district to improve road safety.

Signs warning parents it is illegal to park on the zig-zag markings near school entrances are to be put in place and if drivers continue to flout the law enforcement action will be taken by Bradford Council’s wardens and the police.

Coun David Green, the council’s executive member with responsibility for highways, said: “We urge parents to abide by the orders and think of the children’s safety.

“We hope the initiative will have a major impact on reducing the chances of accidents as the pupils make their way into and out of school.”

Andrew Smith, principal traffic & highways engineer, said: “Illegal parking on School Keep Clear zig-zag markings at schools throughout the district has been an issue for several years.

“When vehicles park close to the school entrances, they restrict the view for parents and children crossing the road which puts them at risk.”

Subject to there being no objections to the traffic orders it is hoped that they will be in place within the next two to three months.