Schools are pleading for parents to drive safely when they drop off and pick up their children.
Police caught up to 12 people failing to stop at the end of Lyford Cres after picking up children from Sunnynook School in two half-hour sessions.
Principal Peter Mulcahy asks parents to take care.
"The police are so keen because failing to stop at the sign puts our children at great risk of being run over. I know how easy it is to be in a rush when you have picked children up from school."
Cobblestone Lane residents have complained to Sunnybrae School about parents parking across driveways, on grass verges and in one case, on someone's lawn.
Similarly, Bond Cres residents, near Forrest Hill School, are upset about the street being "jammed with cars" at 3pm.
They say parents are doing U-turns after collecting their children instead of using a traffic island further down the street.
The Beach Haven Primary newsletter reminds parents that the safety of students is paramount.
"We have noticed a number of incidents lately that are placing our students' safety at risk."
Parents are urged not to park in the staff or office car parks, park before dropping off students and to move if they are asked.
"If one of our road patrollers/volunteers asks you to move it is because of a safety concern.
"Taking it out on them is not appropriate."
Greenhithe School is receiving many calls and emails about "chaos" in its car park, particularly after school.
One parent emailed upset about being held up.
"There are quite a few parents who think it's OK to hold up 20 other cars who can't move due to them waiting for their kids at the closest point."
Birkenhead Community Constable Rob Gormly has been monitoring a Birkenhead Primary drop-off zone after calls from concerned parents.
The zone is designed to let students be dropped off close to the school gate but parents have been causing congestion by parking there and walking their children to class.
Long Bay Primary has decided to close its driveway gate completely between 2.45pm and 3.15pm to "reduce the pressure on our student patrol team and keep our students safe".
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