It has been a concern for many years that parents were flouting restrictions when dropping off and collecting their children at Solihull Schools and these problems have been looked into by Police Community Support Officers (PCSO's) across the Solihull Borough, as reported in May 2014.
Among the concerns raised include vehicles blocking driveways, parking on yellow lines and on the zig-zags outside school gates. During their visits, the PCSO's handed out leaflets reminding parents of the law and the dangers of not abiding by restrictions. details were also noted of vehicles that are parking illegally or causing and obstruction.
Some parents say this is unfair on those who work and are pressed for time.
The council says safety is its priority.
All schools in Solihull will be invited to take part, but only three will be selected for the experiment.
The exclusion zone will be enforced in the morning and afternoon during the school run.
Motorists who ignore the ban could face fines of £70.
The 18-month experiment won't get under way until 2017, but the idea could be extended to all schools in the borough if it is deemed a success.
Over the years the council has tried to encourage parents to walk to school or park in nearby cooperating car parks and pubs.
However, some parents interviewed outside Greswold Primary on Thursday said the plan is unfair on those who are working and limited for time during the school run.
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