Drivers will be slapped with instant fines for stopping outside Aberdeen schools as part of proposals for a pilot scheme.
Parents dropping off their children, delivery drivers unloading vans and other motorists will get a ticket if they park on double or single yellow lines.
Aberdeen City Council has proposed the trial at three to four city schools in a bid to combat rogue parking.
The pilot scheme, which would cost around £10,000 to implement, will be considered by councillors on the operational delivery committee next week.
The move would allow city wardens to instantly enforce a fine, rather than current practice which allows a five-minute stand-off, in a bid to force a “mindset change” among drivers.
It follows a call by SNP councillor Alex Nicoll, who last year asked the local authority to consult with parent councils over poor driving practices outside schools.
The report, by Vycki Ritson, team leader of road safety and traffic management, said: “Waiting restrictions allow for dropping off and picking up passengers and goods, therefore the city wardens handheld devices have a five-minute stand-off period during which dropping off or picking up may occur and a penalty charge notice cannot be issued.
“Frequently vehicles move away during this period. However delays and disruption will have occurred on the network over the stand-off period.
“Loading restrictions can be applied to enable instant enforcement to be carried out when the city wardens are present.”
Ms Ritson said instant enforcement would “force a mindset change” for those who do not recognise the safety implications of parking on waiting restrictions.
Councillors on the committee have been recommended to give the go-ahead for the council to contact three to four schools to take part in the trial.
The report states the action will “not be appropriate” at all schools, with further consultation and investigation required to determine the right locations.
The success of the trial would be measured through feedback from the schools involved and the number of complaints received by the local authority’s road safety team.
Mr Nicoll, who is the SNP group’s education spokesman, lodged a motion last year after concerns raised by parents and carers across the city regarding poor driving practices by a small number of drivers in the vicinity of schools.
It was agreed the council would consider new approaches to traffic management to send a “clear message” to offenders that their driving behaviour must improve.
The introduction of 20mph speed limits on all city centre roads was raised as a method being employed in other areas of Scotland.
In Aberdeen, 20mph zones are already set up around many schools, with council officers awaiting the determination of a draft Scottish Government bill before implementing further areas.
The report also reveals there were 60 road traffic incidents involving children under 16 over the last three years – 23 slight, 37 serious and no fatalities.
It adds that such incidents were throughout the city and across the day, night and year, with a review failing to find any trends.
If councillors give the go-ahead next week, the council will begin the process of initial consultation with bodies including Police Scotland, the Scottish Ambulance Service and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, along with public transport operators and the Road Haulage Association.
If no objections are received then the proposals would be publicly advertised.