Avenue Primary School in Leicester, UK, has erected child-shaped posts also known as bollards in a last ditch attempt to stop drivers speeding outside the school.

The steel mannequins, which cost £350 each, have been placed outside the school to look like children who are about to cross the road.

A spokesperson for the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) said that any measure that highlights the importance of slow speeds outside schools is welcome.

“The danger is highlighted by the fact that one of these bollards has already been knocked over,” the spokesperson said.

The mannequins are being used in an attempt to enforce the 20mph speed limit on the roads outside of the school.