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Christchurch City Council Media Release Wednesday 10 February 1999

Kids – Are Your Parents Perfect Parkers?

In an effort to encourage better and safer parking by parents when dropping off and picking up their children, Christchurch City Council Parking Officers are issuing ‘Perfect Parker’ certificates outside schools in the City this month.

Parking officers are visiting most primary schools in Christchurch during February and issuing the certificates to drivers who park safely outside the schools. Those who receive the certificates are in to win one of 50 ‘Perfect Parker Pens’, in a prize draw on February 26.

“There are so many cars coming and going outside schools before and after school that we wanted to do something to make parents more aware of associated road safety hazards,” says Christchurch City Council’s Parking Enforcement Team Leader and Road Safety for Schools Steering Group member, Julie Burgess. “It’s part of the Council’s commitment to addressing road safety issues in the City.”


Tips for road safety outside schools include:

Do not double park

Do not park on yellow lines

Do not park next to any pedestrian crossing – it blocks visibility of the crossing and pedestrians

Do not make any U turns outside or near schools.


“While parents may have to park a bit further away and walk their children to the school gate, it’s worth it if we can prevent any crashes and injuries”, says Julie Burgess.

The Council would like to thank Parker Pens for their generous support for this road safety initiative.

* For photo/camera opportunities, see following pages for schedule of schools to be visited in the next two weeks* We would appreciate it if you could inform us prior to visiting the schools.


For further information on Perfect Parkers contact:

Julie Burgess, Parking Enforcement Team Leader, Christchurch City Council

Phone 371-1741

For further information on the Road Safety for Schools Steering Group’s other initiatives contact:

Lee Kelly, Road Safety School Liaison Co-ordinator, Christchurch City Council

Phone 371-1355

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