PARENTS and guardians of children who attend Cecil Hills Primary School are frustrated at getting hefty parking fines.
Except for a small drop-off bay, Leopold Place is marked with no-stopping and no-parking signs.
Parents can park along Sandringham Drive, a two-minute walk from the school.
Many parents say a lack of adequate space in the drop-off bays causes congestion, leading to near-accidents and motorists disobeying signs, as well as fines.
Police and parking rangers can fine parents up to $258 and two demerit points.
Zoi Tsoukalas said many parents wanted to pick up their children because they believed it was safer than having their children walk across the busy road.
"It's chaotic," she said. "There's a back-up of 20 cars trying to park in the bays. There's no zebra crossing or crossing supervisor.
"They need to get a teacher to help kids cross the road."
Jainal Dean, who takes his grandson to and from school each day, said parents felt they had no choice but to disobey the road signs.
"There's nowhere to park," he said. "Where are they meant to drop their children? I've been fined twice. I see parents get fined every day. Some get fined twice a day. The parking rangers are there and they take a photo straight away."
A Department of Education spokesman said parking had been addressed and was an on-going concern.
"The road and safety committee comprising members of the school's community has been talking with Liverpool Council and will be making submissions on how traffic flow might be improved."
■Liverpool Council has lost its bid to be the appeal body for parking infringements. The State Debt Recovery Office will remain the point of appeal.