Millions of drivers are potentially putting children at risk – as more than a quarter admit they don’t know what the speed limit is outside their child’s school.
The study of 2,000 parent motorists with children aged five to 16 also found six in 10 even had arguments with other parents over driving misdemeanours.
More than one in five (21 cent) said they had topped the speeding limit near their children’s school, while one in five said they had driven down restricted zones, and 23 per cent had blocked pathways.
Almost a third (30 per cent) of parent motorists admitted to parking outside the school gates.
Bryn Brooker, head of road safety at dash cam leaders Nextbase, which commissioned the research and quiz, said: “School drop-off and pick up should be a happy time for families, but instead it’s a time of worry, stress and ultimately risk.
“With so many not knowing the rules of the road around their schools, it’s resulting in 80 per cent of parents reporting arguments every school term.”
Dangerous behaviors put young lives at risk
Mary Williams OBE, chief executive officer of road safety charity Brake, said: “The school run carries risks for children for so many reasons including peak traffic times, drivers feeling rushed when they should be focussed on safety, unsafe parking, and traffic pollution. It can be even more risky in the darker winter months.
“This survey highlights many dangerous behaviours around the school run, from speeding to engine idling, risking children’s lives and lungs.
“It is vital to have effective road safety measures in our communities to protect children and families and enable us to travel in healthy ways that benefit us all by walking and cycling.
“We need more segregated cycle paths, traffic free zones and low speed limits across communities to end the carnage on roads.”
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