Silhouette Children reducing driver speed near schools

The number of drivers exceeding the speed limit in Melville Primary's 40 km/hr school zone has been almost halved during a one week 'Silhouette Children' initiative. The Silhouette Children encouraged drivers to slow as they were welcomed into the school zone with colourful life-size cardboard cut-outs of school children, students monitoring vehicle speeds and speed display trailers. The Silhouette Children was developed in direct response to repeated parent, school and local government concerns of vehicle speeds affecting student safety and eroding parent confidence in allowing their children to walk and cycle. Phase II of the Silhouette Children involved parents signing 'Speed Limit Promises', parents displaying car bumper stickers pronouncing 'I signed my Speed Limit Promise' and driver speeds being reported in the school newsletter. The Silhouette Children improved driver behaviour even when visible silhouettes were not in place and responded well to 'Reminder' silhouettes that were displayed in front of the school.


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  • Accession Number: 01384920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 6:22PM