New ACT “Road Safety” signs

Sgt.Bungers 31 October 2009 26

After returning from my travel I’ve noticed a few of the road safety message signs being talked about before I left, have come to fruition. A few of them are quite good… naturally the good ones have been borrowed from overseas think tanks, like “Drink Drive, Die in a Ditch” and “Missing a call won’t kill you” 🙂 The others are a bit swing and miss. The “Speeding Hurts” signs have to go, as do the drive N txt, you’ll B nxt signs… blergh.

So what are some creative signs Riotact can put forward to our reps at ACT GovCo, next time they spend big on some of these signs?

My ideas:

“50% of crashes in the ACT are rear enders, BACK OFF”
“Driving, there’s no CTRL+Z”
“Driving, there’s no restart button”
“It’s not a race” – borrowed from QLD
“Driving Drunk? – You’re a bloody idiot” – borrowed from VIC
“Road Rage is petty, childish and deadly”
“Traffic Tantrums are petty, childish and deadly”
“Form one lane, not a competitive sport”

at road works sites:

“Saving 30 seconds risks XX years in prison, SLOW DOWN” (XX represents max number of years that can be awarded to a driver for mowing down a road worker in a work zone, whilst traveling too fast)

Anything else?

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someoneincanb someoneincanb 9:58 am 03 Nov 09

roymallard said :

Man, these suggestions are so lame! Don’t you all get it? These signs are NOT about being bloody (oops – sorry I mean damn) nice and polite and correct bla bla bla – its about SHOCK VALUE and CONFRONT to get people to CHANGE THEIR HABITS!!!

You want someone to be shocked and confronted while they are in control of a car?
Continuously shocking and confronting people is actually part of the problem. Being exposed to aggression, shock and awe from early childhood through consumption of media contributes to complacency and pent up rage and the desire for faster, bigger, more, more, more.

roymallard roymallard 9:36 pm 02 Nov 09

Man, these suggestions are so lame! Don’t you all get it? These signs are NOT about being bloody (oops – sorry I mean damn) nice and polite and correct bla bla bla – its about SHOCK VALUE and CONFRONT to get people to CHANGE THEIR HABITS!!!

Typical Canberra pussy response….

Do you really think that a sign “Road Rage is petty childish and deadly” is going to calm a fuming pissed off motorist who has just been cut off by yet another BAD CANBERRA DRIVER who changes lanes without indicating and without an awareness of driving in busy traffic?? I think NOT!!!

Maybe we should do what some other country’s do and a have a live road death tally so people get the message.

Wake up RiotACT posters – get real!!!

cranky cranky 5:35 pm 02 Nov 09

I prefer the bumper sticker, ‘I’m not speeding, I’m qualifying’

Loxmyf Loxmyf 3:45 pm 02 Nov 09

Tasmania has a good one.

“100, it’s the limit, not a challenge”

Eby Eby 2:59 pm 02 Nov 09

I don’t think the signs are too bad… a bit nerdy, sure – but you all seem to have noticed them, so I guess they’re doing something right!

TP 3000 TP 3000 11:00 pm 01 Nov 09

Jerry Atric said :

Agreed! However my favourite sign has been around for some time (will any of them ever be removed or changed) It goes something like this:

“Danger zone, drive carefully, nine deaths since 1979”

Hey that’s not too bad for 30 years on a major road (Kingsford Smith Drive). We must be getting better! Congratulate yourselves Canberra Drivers!

That sign hasn’t been changed in years & I do recall another 1 or 2 deaths on that stretch of road in the last few years.

YourMum YourMum 7:24 pm 01 Nov 09

“Go clean up your room”

– YourMum

YourMum YourMum 7:22 pm 01 Nov 09

“That sign that said keep left unless overtaking… just kidding keep going under the speed limit in the right hand lane”

Mr Waffle Mr Waffle 4:50 pm 01 Nov 09

“Drink Drive, Die in a Ditch”

I saw that one altered with white paint to read “DRINK DRIVE/DIE BITCH”…

poptop poptop 4:21 pm 01 Nov 09

dvaey said :

Pommy bastard said :

While I agree with bd84, I’d really like to see;

“This is Australia, we drive on the left.”

on all dual lane roads…

You mean something like this? As seen regularly along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, primarily for our pommy visitors I presume.

I think you mean our American cousins, dvaey – the Brits drive on the left, as God intended.

54-11 54-11 2:53 pm 01 Nov 09

“Keep left, dick”

Jerry Atric Jerry Atric 1:56 pm 01 Nov 09

0ops – 30 years! It is just that I am miserly with the time I have left in this vale of tears.

Jerry Atric Jerry Atric 1:50 pm 01 Nov 09

bd84 said :

I’d prefer that the Government stopped wasting our money on signs which are useless and do nothing to decrease bad behaviour or deaths on our roads.

Agreed! However my favourite sign has been around for some time (will any of them ever be removed or changed) It goes something like this:

“Danger zone, drive carefully, nine deaths since 1979”

Hey that’s not too bad for 20 years on a major road (Kingsford Smith Drive). We must be getting better! Congratulate yourselves Canberra Drivers!

dvaey dvaey 12:47 pm 01 Nov 09

busgirl said :

…for suburban streets where the majority of people don’t realise it is 50km/h rather than 60km/h…’Slow down f*ck-knuckle’…

Maybe a better idea for that problem would be more 50km/hr signs?

thomped2 thomped2 11:15 am 01 Nov 09

These signs are stupid…..
stop wasting our money and distracting us on the road! instead of looking at the road we read these signs, how dose that make sense?????
I swear ive almost crashed multiple times just trying to read those frigging flashy signs.

Overall i dont like being told what to do on the road, STOP BEING A NANNY STATE! I KNOW HOW TO DRIVE!
And for the record yes i stick to the speed limits and never drive intoxicated etc…

p1 p1 11:14 am 01 Nov 09

“Exceeding the speed limit is unAustralian” ?

Ozi Ozi 10:04 am 01 Nov 09

“Saving 30 seconds risks XX years in prison, SLOW DOWN” (XX represents max number of years that can be awarded to a driver for mowing down a road worker in a work zone, whilst traveling too fast)

Yeah… something like ““Saving 30 seconds risks 12 Months on a Good Behaviour Order and a suspended licence for 2 years. No conviction recorded. SLOW DOWN.”

That’ll put the fear of our mighty judicial system into ’em. 😉

Thumper Thumper 9:32 pm 31 Oct 09

‘look at this sign, rather than the road’

busgirl busgirl 8:09 pm 31 Oct 09

…for suburban streets where the majority of people don’t realise it is 50km/h rather than 60km/h…’Slow down f*ck-knuckle’…

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 5:09 pm 31 Oct 09

Nice sign dvaey, though I think it worth pointing out that we do drive on the left in the UK, and have similar signs for our Continental visitors.

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