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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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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 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 5:35 pm 02 Nov 09

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

Loxmyf 3:45 pm 02 Nov 09

Tasmania has a good one.

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

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 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.

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