Council figures reveal only a sixth of road markings outside Arun schools are enforced

Zig zags outside Edward Bryant school in Bognor. Pic: Kate Shemilt ks16001204
Zig zags outside Edward Bryant school in Bognor. Pic: Kate Shemilt ks16001204

The number of fines given to motorists parking near schools have risen in Arun – however just 15 per cent of the restricted areas are currently enforceable.

In a statement West Sussex County Council said: “Six schools in the Arun district have zig zag markings which are enforced.

“There are 33 primary schools and six secondary schools in the Arun district.”

It added: “We have started to review the yellow zig zag markings outside every West Sussex County Council school and introduce TROs (Traffic Regulation Orders) to make them enforceable.”

The news comes as national figures, released in data from a Freedom of Information request, showed the number of £70 penalty charges awarded in the past three years for parking on zig zag lines had increased by 93 per cent, from 14,564 in 2011 to 28,169 in 2013.

Figures from Arun District Council, which enforces the TROs put in place by West Sussex County Council, also show a rise.

For the 2014/2015 tax year 66 penalty charge notices were issued, while the following year saw 71.

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