Inconsiderate parents are regularly caught parking on double yellow lines, blocking zig zag markings and causing obstructions when dropping children off at a Cradley Heath school.

The parking situation is so bad - despite fines being issued by the council’s parking enforcement officers and its CCTV camera car – highways engineers are reviewing parking restrictions around Reddal Hill Primary and will be putting in pedestrian railings outside the nursery entrance.

Pupils have also been prompted to start a campaign, warning driver's 'Don’t be a fool, park away from our school.'

Sandwell Council’s Road Safety Team are working with staff and pupils to tackle parking issues around the school in Mace Street.

The team has run road safety assemblies and pupils have designed banners pleading with drivers to park more sensibly.

Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for highways and environment councillor David Hosell said: “It’s a sad state of affairs when it’s the parents, relatives and carers of our own schoolchildren who are putting young lives at risk by parking badly outside our schools.

“It’s not just a problem at Reddal Hill – we’re working with several schools across Sandwell to tackle problems with parking and speeding.

“We hope the pupils themselves telling parents not to ‘park like fools’ might hit home and encourage drivers to make better choices and stop putting children and other road users in danger,” he added.

Head teacher Ann Bashir-Pugh said: “This is such an important campaign to help raise awareness of road safety.

“I am very concerned about the safety of our pupils and really hope that these banners send a clear message to all our parents and carers.

"Hopefully, this will encourage them to park considerately and to help keep our pupils safe.”