One car was seized and parents were warned to be considerate after police carried out checks at local primary schools during drop-off time.

Andover police officers visited a number of schools around the town on Thursday. 

One motorist was warned for abusive language towards police while another driver saw their car seized for not having insurance. 

Meanwnwhile, more than 30 parents were given warnings and advice about parking considerately and legally. 

In a statement, a spokesman for Test Valley Police said: "We know mornings can be hectic and stressful, but parking restrictions at schools are there to keep our children safe and make life better for local residents.

"We visited four Andover schools today and spoke to over 30 drivers giving warnings and advice.

"One fine was issued to a motorist stopping on zig-zag entrance markings, one car was seized for no insurance and a driver was warned about their abusive language towards us!

"Please park considerately and legally.

"We are hoping to conduct similar operations in the near future and while we always aim to advise and educate, we do carry lots of ticket books!"

Residents welcomed the police for taking action, one woman said: "Thank you for continually doing this. I can only imagine how frustrating and thankless a job it must be, but it is literally saving lives."

Others urged police to visit other primary schools in the area which they say also suffer with this problem.