29 Jul '11, 7am
LTA officers should not be so quick to issue summons to parents picking up their kids after school, says our reader.
I AM a parent of a Primary 2 pupil at West Grove Primary School in Jurong West. It is common for parents to park at the roadside while waiting for their children to be dismissed. Once, I saw a Land Transport Authority (LTA) officer issue a summons to vehicles waiting by the roadside. On another occasion, an LTA vehicle parked behind a row of vehicles at the roadside took digital photographs of the parked vehicles, presumably to issue summons to their drivers. The LTA should allow a grace period. Most vehicles are parked for about 10 to 20 minutes, and parents leave immediately after picking up their children. They do not obstruct or inconvenience other road users. While the vehicles may be parked illegally, the LTA should give some leeway as the parents are only picking up their children after school.