Police in Catterick Garrison have warned parents about parking dangerously and inconsiderably outside schools in the town.
Officers say they have received a number of reports relating to vehicles being parked at school drop off and collection times on pavements or stopping on the zig-zag and double yellow line markings.
A spokesperson for Richmondshire neighbourhood policing team said: “The road markings are there to protect pedestrians, especially young people and parking wholly on the pavement, forces them out onto the road at a clearly busy time of the day.
“Young people may enter the road without warning or consideration of the consequences of their actions.
“Motorists need the opportunity to have a clear view in these locations and the opportunity to anticipate or react without the young person suddenly emerging into view from behind a parked vehicle.”
They added: “Please consider viewing road markings as ‘more paint, more danger’ and allow enough room for pedestrians to have safe passage along the footpaths.
“Help us to keep the young people safe by stopping or parking responsibly.
“Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.”