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.
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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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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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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