Children and parents are enjoying a safer road environment around their Footscray school, with the number of fines issued by a camera in the school zone down by more than 20 per cent.

The camera located at the intersection of Geelong Road and Droop Street in Footscray issued 5,318 fines in the opening quarter of 2017 (January - March) compared to 6,840 in the closing three months of 2016, representing a drop of 22.25%.

This decrease shows motorists are slowing down and obeying the new speed limit of 60km/h (reduced from 70km/h on 6 September 2017), creating a safer environment around the primary school at the site.