Children and parents are enjoying a safer road environment around their Footscray school, with the number of fines issued by a camera nearby a school down by more than 35 per cent.

The camera located at the intersection of Geelong Road and Droop Street in Footscray issued  3,378 fines in the opening quarter of 2019 (January - March) compared to 5,318 in the same quarter of 2017, representing a drop of 36.48%.

This decrease shows motorists are slowing down and obeying the new speed limit of 60km/h (reduced from 70km/h in August 2016), creating a safer environment around the primary school at the nearby camera site.