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New ACT “Road Safety” signs

By 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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New ACT “Road Safety” signs
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 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 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 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 11:14 am 01 Nov 09

“Exceeding the speed limit is unAustralian” ?

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 9:32 pm 31 Oct 09

‘look at this sign, rather than the road’

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 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.

TP 3000 4:50 pm 31 Oct 09

This one is seen in New Zealand:

“You’re A Long Time Dead, What’s The Hurry”

dvaey 4:37 pm 31 Oct 09

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.

Thoroughly Smashed 4:36 pm 31 Oct 09

I do like the way they’re taking road safety messages to new levels of passive-aggressiveness.

harvyk1 4:00 pm 31 Oct 09

Whilst not yet a sign, I’m waiting for the ones that say

“Don’t be distracted”

“Always keep your eyes on the road”

and

“Why are you reading this sign, there are far more important things to do, such as driving your car, which by the way has travelled over 100 meters since you started reading this sign…”

Pommy bastard 3:31 pm 31 Oct 09

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

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

on all dual lane roads…

bd84 2:20 pm 31 Oct 09

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.

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