COUNCILLORS want to end the menace of the school run in Huddersfield.
A Kirklees Scrutiny Panel is encouraging local schools to work with parents to try and solve parking problems caused by the school run.
The panel heard of the situation faced by residents near schools, whose driveways were frequently blocked and who received verbal abuse when they tried to tackle the issue.
The worst problems are at the end of the school day as parents arrive earlier and earlier to get prime parking positions outside schools - some arriving up to 45 minutes before school has finished.
In some cases parents travelled as little as 600 yards by car to pick up a child from school, although others came directly from work to pick up children and therefore used their vehicle.
Clr Donald Firth, who chairs the Overview and Scrutiny Panel for Transportation, commended schools which are actively taking the lead to try and solve some of the congestion problems.
He wants others to encourage pupils to take up the healthier option of walking.
Clr Firth said: "We would encourage all school governing bodies to prepare travel plans to work with parents and children to try and reverse the problem.