Operation ParkSafe launched in Glenrothes

Officers outside Collydean Primary School as part of Operation ParkSafe. Pic: Steve Brown
Officers outside Collydean Primary School as part of Operation ParkSafe. Pic: Steve Brown
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A Glenrothes school was the testing ground for a new police campaign to educate motorists on the subject of road safety outside schools.

Officers launched ‘Operation ParkSafe’ outside Collydean Primary School on Friday and plan to conduct a similar approach at other schools across the town in the coming week.

Dangerous parking significantly increases the risks posed to children making their way to and from school but with the new campaign community police officers will be patrolling the nearby area to deter motorists who park inconsiderately.

Glenrothes Community Sergeant Kenny Greig said: “We regularly receive complaints about speeding and parking issues outside a number of our local schools.

“Many primary schools, including Collydean, have been highlighted by the public to be areas of concern.

“Road safety is an issue that we strive to continually improve upon to make our neighbourhoods safer and the issue of road safety outside our schools is an important one.”

Officers will also use cameras to deter motorists from driving too fast close to schools.