THE majority of people in Glasgow would support a permanent car ban around the city’s primary schools to improve pupil health and safety, a poll suggests.

The Evening Times asked readers if they would like to see exclusion zones set up around schools and 90% voted in favour of the move.

It comes after we told how the council is re-launching a scheme which gives parents of children at Lourdes Primary free parking at a nearby supermarket after it did little to tackle dangerous congestion.

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Lourdes has also been included in a council pilot, launching in August, which will ban cars from seven primary schools for a limited time in the morning and afternoon in a bid to improve road safety for children.

A total of 245 Evening Times readers responded to our online poll yesterday, with 220 - 90 per cent - agreeing on a car ban.

David Mackinnon posted: “I don’t get the need to drive right to the school gates. Even a five-minute walk would benefit a child greatly (and adult).”

JP posted: “The Council should just implement a complete exclusion zone around schools, rather than tinkering around the edges.

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“Gone are the days when we had to walk a mile or more to school and at a time when childhood obesity is at an all time high we have parents whinging that their little darlings have to get some exercise in before reaching the classroom.”

Sam T said: Total laziness from [arents nowadays, and inconsiderate, but then again if they or child was involved in an accident, they would be shouting and screaming about that.”

Gregor Cox said there is was a “clear case” for exclusion zones, number recognition cameras and more school buses, adding: “Encouraging children to walk or cycle to school where possible has been an issue promoted by the Greens for ages.”