School parking ban in Haddington

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Traffic is to be banned from roads at primary and infant schools in Haddington in a bid to stop dangerous driving during the school run.

And the move – believed to be the first of its kind in the UK – could be extended as part of an East Lothian-wide crackdown.

Parents were slammed at a meeting of East Lothian Council’s cabinet on Tuesday for driving too close to the school gates and carrying out dangerous manoeuvres.

Councillors also claimed traffic wardens were getting abuse at schools in Tranent and that parents in the Musselburgh area had told “horrific stories” of near misses.

An experimental traffic regulation order will be imposed in Victoria Road which serves the new joint campus of Haddington Infant School and St Mary’s RC Primary School, and Neilson Park Road for King’s Meadow Primary School.

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