Ordinance change allows limited fire lane parking at schools | Schools
Cobb County's fire lane ordinance was recently amended to include a provision for student pick-up at schools. Enforcement of this new provision begins Monday, April 9.
The ordinance will allows a vehicle to be located in a fire lane for 30 minutes prior to the afternoon school end time and 30 minutes after the school end time, as long as a driver is behind the wheel. School end times are available on the Cobb County School District Web site, cobbk12.org.
The ordinance change applies to private schools as well. Stopping or parking a vehicle in a fire lane at any other time is prohibited, unless passengers are actively loading or unloading.
Fire lanes can be identified by "No Parking Fire Lane" signage and/or red curbing. Fire lane violations will result in fines of $135.