Motorists in one Northumberland town are being given ‘polite reminders’ – rather than parking tickets – when they leave their cars in the wrong place.
Police said the move should address concerns about the way some people park outside schools in the town of Cramlington.
The notes, which are being placed on offending cars, urge motorists to park sensibly and warn that if they fail to do so, a £30 parking ticket could be issued.
Cramlington Neighbourhood Inspector David Felton said: ‘This is a real problem to those affected, but by drivers showing a little more consideration the issue can be easily sorted.’
He added that if complaints continued, stronger action would be taken.
The announcement comes after Remembrance Day marchers in Buckinghamshire received parking fines when they left their cars to take part in commemorations.
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