Despite the City's traffic advisory committee rejecting silhouette school zone signs on numerous occasions, Coun. Tina Lange wants to try again.
Lange told council Tuesday she got a phone call from a resident who was just in Saskatoon. In the school zones there, they put bright-coloured silhouette safety signs in the middle of the road while school zone hours are in effect, she said.
"They're using them at all schools and they're effective. I'd love to see us look at that," she said.
City development and engineering services director Marvin Kwiatkowski said the idea has gone to traffic advisory before and the group hasn't been swayed. There's also a concern the signs don't meet B.C. control-device sign requirements.
Lange said the signs would be added to all the other reminders for drivers to slow down for school zones.
"It gives the school some responsibility and it's not there all the time, so you don't get so used to it that you no longer see it. It's plopped in middle of the road."
Coun. Pat Wallace said anything the City could do to get drivers to slow down around schools would be good.
Council voted unanimously to refer the idea to the traffic advisory committee.