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    Just went to my niece and nephew's school to pick them up. I used the schools drop off zone. I had my new baby and 3 year in the back seat so when my niece and nephew came out to get in the car one of the kids would have to walk on the road to get into their car seat. I Went to get out of the car to help them because I didn't want them to walk on the road. The teacher at the drop-off zone, told me I wasn't allowed out of my car and that the police would fine me. Surely I can help a six-year-old walk on the road and get into her car seat without being fined. I got her to climb through the front seat into her car seat how ridiculous.

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    I think that teacher is taking her traffic cop role a little too seriously. You did the right thing helping your niece get in the car safely

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    Are you in Qld?
    And it was a designated drop off zone?
    The driver is supposed to remain in control of the vehicle (so no, you are not allowed to exit the vehicle). Sorry, but I think she was right
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    [QUOTE='[Mod] biscotti;7805161']Are you in Qld?
    And it was a designated drop off zone?
    The driver is supposed to remain in control of the vehicle (so no, you are not allowed to exit the vehicle). Sorry, but I think she was right



    Police were at our school enforcing these rules and the 2 min stop time limit. There were a few cranky parents that day!

    The kids always climb over into our car. I wouldn't get out and open the door the way people drive through the stop, drop and go zone. Scary places!
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    Normally in our drop off zone, the teacher will help younger children into the car.

    Other than that, I would get out and help them


    It isnt the police that fine you though - its the council parking inspectors/rangers. Its essentially a parking ticket.

    you will be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by BH-KatiesMum View Post

    It isnt the police that fine you though - its the council parking inspectors/rangers. Its essentially a parking ticket.

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    I think it is the Police over here Julie, we quite often have police hovering at pick up and drop off times. Like cheerilee said, it's a scary place the stop, drop and go zone

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    My 5yo has to climb through the front seat to the back as the baby capsule is curbside. It's the rule in qld and you'd have to be pretty unfortunate to actually be fined, but that's how 2 min zones work. No one walks on the road and the parent stays in the car

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    When I used to pick my niece up from school kiss 'n' ride there was always a teacher there helping the kids, opening car doors, helping them cross to the other side of the car and checking if the person there was actually allowed or meant to be collecting the child.

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    The teacher is an idiot. My husband is a police officer and gets out. We have a teacher like that at ours too. Don't listen to them.

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    It's a very strict rule at our school too. I think the understanding at our school is that if your car set up doesn't allow you to stay in the car while they get in then (teacher on duty opens the door for them) you can't use the drop-off/pick-up and would have to park and go in. I don't like the strict rules of the drop-off zone so I always park and go in.

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