Tuesday 27 September 2016

Stickers of children would make you slow down on road

Geraldine Gittens

Published 20/04/2016 | 13:28

Photo: ARSF
Photo: ARSF
Photo: ARSF
Photo: ARSF

‘Life Saving’ stickers have been affixed to bins in Australia as part of a new campaign to help make suburban streets safer.

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The large stickers, which feature photos of children stepping towards the road and speed limit signs, are designed to provide a strong visual reminder to drivers passing by.

Russell White CEO of the Australian Road Safety Foundation said it is hoped the campaign will persuade any speeding drivers to slow down.

“We believe these stickers have the potential to have a real impact on our roads, “he said.

“We have seen some very effective road safety campaigns in recent years that highlight the danger that speeding poses to children crossing streets.

“The ‘Life Saving’ sticker campaign builds on this education process, by providing a real-time reminder to motorists to reduce their speed.

"If someone is exceeding the speed limit, we hope these stickers will prompt them to immediately slow down. Even small changes in vehicle speed can have a dramatic impact on stopping distances.”

Members of the public can purchase their stickers through the ARSF.

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