Derry drivers have been asked to be more cautious on the roads next week when local children return to school.
Sinn Fein Councillor Patricia Logue says schools’ return will see a “vast increase in the amount of traffic.”
She called on motorists to be particularly aware at peak times and also urged parents to respect parking restrictions in and around local schools.
“I would urge drivers to be cautious over the next few days as we will see a vast increase in the amount of traffic on our roads, particularly at peak times in the morning.
“Motorists have adjusted over the summer holidays to the absence of school buses on the city’s roads and large groups of children either waiting for buses at the roadside or walking to school.
“I would also appeal to parents leaving their children to school by car to respect the parking restrictions at the entrances of our local schools.
“We can’t have a situation where the entrances and gates to schools are blocked with inconsiderate parking. This can be very dangerous for both pupils and parents going to and from school.
“Inconsiderate parking at schools also makes it very difficult for the crossing patrol people in trying to do their job getting children to school safely,” Colr Logue said.