THE Kirklees Council parking camera van has proved to be highly successful by catching almost double the number of wayward motorists than was anticipated.
Some will see this van as nothing more than a cash cow at the expense of motorists. Others will view it as a vital road safety tool and they will point to the fact that it has become a familiar sight outside schools.
Surely if parents park sensibly they have nothing to fear and the high number of fines being levied suggests some are hardly putting safety first when they drop their children off.
Many of the people being caught are more than inconsiderate. They pose a danger to children trying to get to and from school safely.