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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Why don't they park a few blocks away and walk their fat @rses to the school?
    This.

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    I park at least a block or 2 from DD1's school most afternoons as i can't be bothered with all the rush & rudeness of parking closer, people get so crazy over car spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amber4304 View Post
    Omg it's so bad that it took this to happen before some real action. Although not in this situation yet, I hope that when DS goes to school I have enough brains to park and walk a couple of blocks.
    It is bad. To be fair to the school, there are far worse school pick up/droff off spots at other schools. We have less than 250 kids at our school. But when it rains no one wants to get wet so everyone would drive down the back street, which is a dead end street, and then it would get backed up because you had to wait for the cars in front to turn around and move out before the cars behind could. The father of this child waited for him across the road. It was an easily avoided accident, but the school came down hard to ensure this doesn't happen again. I just wear gumboots, a rain coat, take an umbrella and walk. I don't know why people are so scared of the rain.

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    My boys attend the largest primary school in WA (about 1500 students) and the parking is beyond ridiculous. With hyperemesis it's impossible for me to walk from home even though we live relatively close, about a 5min walk. Parking around the corner is also impossible as I'd have to walk back up steep hills. So I arrive at school 40min prior to pick up and I arrive to drop off 20 min before classes open about half the time I car pool with my bff as she has a large car.

    We have a section of the car park that is no parking that people park on that blocks other cars in, cars park along the footpath blocking it for the people who do walk..there is no consideration! This year we have had 2 children knocked over by cars and numerous car accidents.

    The police refuse to come down and the ranger has only been twice this year. School says they cant do anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
    It is bad. To be fair to the school, there are far worse school pick up/droff off spots at other schools. We have less than 250 kids at our school. But when it rains no one wants to get wet so everyone would drive down the back street, which is a dead end street, and then it would get backed up because you had to wait for the cars in front to turn around and move out before the cars behind could. The father of this child waited for him across the road. It was an easily avoided accident, but the school came down hard to ensure this doesn't happen again. I just wear gumboots, a rain coat, take an umbrella and walk. I don't know why people are so scared of the rain.
    When it rains here. I take off my shoes and enjoy the rain running down our faces. We keep a towels in car.

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    I would write a letter to the principal and also to local council if I was in an especially mega p*ssed mood. Double parking parents are selfish they dont care about other parents or the fact they are endangering lives of other kids. As long as they and their kids don't need to walk an extra 50m they don't care.

    I would let the principal know that they need to do something before one of their students gets hurt or dies.


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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    When it rains here. I take off my shoes and enjoy the rain running down our faces. We keep a towels in car.
    We walk in the rain, so to get them to school in the rain I need to ensure they stay dry so they don't freeze all day. I protect myself so I don't have to re-do my hair and change my clothes again. Three days a week I also walk to pre-school, so that's a 30 minute round trip each way on foot. I didn't cover up so much when we were out of zone and had to drive to school.

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    If I cant get a proper park close to the school, I park down the road or up the hill and walk. I have a bad knee injury, a kid who is absolutely terrified of rain and a toddler, yet there is no way I'd double park, in the rain or otherwise. Its just not worth it. There really isnt an excuse for it, its so dangerous.

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    I used to live diagonally opposite our school - three houses from the corner (so school on the other corner - two controlled zebra crossings - crest of a hill) -- the amount of people in cars trying to squeeze into a spot outside the school gate was ridiculous! ..out the front of our house was all clear :/ - it's a two minute walk if that!

    ..now we live down the end of the same street - it's a ten minute stroll, less if we hussle, but the street is all clear..right up until that corner so dangerous.

    Just get up five minutes earlier and walk people!!
    Kids do fine in rain coats and/or with umbrellas if need be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
    We walk in the rain, so to get them to school in the rain I need to ensure they stay dry so they don't freeze all day. I protect myself so I don't have to re-do my hair and change my clothes again. Three days a week I also walk to pre-school, so that's a 30 minute round trip each way on foot. I didn't cover up so much when we were out of zone and had to drive to school.
    Sounds good.
    Where we live it rains more in afternoon so my brain just automatically goes to pick up. We tend not have things on in afternoon. So we can do this.


 

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