I'm a bit late to the SS parent parking at the school idea, I see that it's been discussed in this thread for years. But my son just started preschool, so this is my first real experience with it. DS's school is in a neighborhood. I get on the through street about a mile and a half from his school and actually pass another school to get to his. I typically set my cruise control because it is sooo easy to speed down that street. Several times I've had people riding my bumper and one guy in a big truck was actually revving his engine at me when I had the nerve to slow down at the school crossing (15mph speed limit). On another occasion a driver went into the bike lane (on this street it's as wide as a car lane) to pass me on the right.
Then we get to the school itself. To get our preschoolers, we have to park on the street, walk to the classroom and sign them in/out. On the corner there is a fire hydrant, so clearly you can't park there right? Am I the only one who thinks parking in front of a fire hydrant is not allowed? Even if its only 5 min. Today we got a flyer reminding parents not to park under the no parking signs
This morning I got a somewhat frantic phone call from DH--he handles drop off, I pick up. He told me that *gasp* that whole street is no parking and when he got to the school today, he saw a police car parked, with the officer walking up the sidewalk. Apparently the officer yelled at DH something like "what are you doing? This is a no parking zone *gestures up the street* all these people are getting tickets."
At which point DH jumped back into his car, found a legal spot and dropped DS off. DH was giving me a heads up so that I didn't get ticketed this afternoon.
DH says he didn't know it was no parking.
I told him that there are signs on every.single.streetlight.
*eyes roll up into my head*
So, DH is a preschool parking SS, but he didn't get ticketed. He did, however, get an earful, and a list of 4 different legal
parking areas. And I feel bad for the officer who was justifiably incredulous that someone would try to park in a no parking zone as he was writing parking tickets.