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New flashing street sign on Barry Drive

By Barcham - 5 July 2013 31

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Shane Rattenbury today “welcomed the installation of a new type of pedestrian safety sign on Barry Drive.”

How do you welcome the installation of a sign? Why would you bother? Never mind moving on.

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today welcomed the installation of a new type of pedestrian safety sign on Barry Drive.

“A new flashing sign has been added to the intersection of Barry Drive and Kingsley Street to enhance road safety for pedestrians,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“To complement the ‘green man’ walking symbol that faces pedestrians, the flashing sign willface vehicle traffic turning right from Kingsley Street onto Barry Drive which says ‘GIVE WAY TO PEDS.’

“The flashing light will become operational over the weekend and will operate whenever the pedestrian crossing signal has been activated. It aims to remind motorists that they must give way to pedestrians who are crossing the road into which the driver is turning.

“While this type of sign is used elsewhere in Australia such as Melbourne and Adelaide, this is the first time it will be used in the ACT.

While I am totally pro-flashing signs, I can’t help but wonder if people who were too dumb to understand this fact before may still be too dumb to understand despite there being a flashing sign.

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New flashing street sign on Barry Drive
Ben_Dover 2:46 pm 05 Jul 13

NellyBean said :

What’s wrong with Pediatrists?

I don’t know, give us a clue….

Holden Caulfield 2:19 pm 05 Jul 13

Heavs said :

Clearly an Essendon fan.

What a peculiar post.

magiccar9 1:49 pm 05 Jul 13

So they’ve installed a flashing driver distraction to take our attention away from who/what may be crossing the street in front of us. Clap clap.
As has already been said, if you don’t know who to give way to at the intersection, maybe you should become one of the ‘peds’ needing protection.

poetix 1:36 pm 05 Jul 13

Aeek said :

I find the painted “Give Way to Pedestrians” signs bad enough.

Its as if we cannot expect licenced drivers to be competent to drive.

And if someone runs into a cyclist because they are not a “Ped”? Note the green bike crossing light in the photo, no requirement to dismount here.

It clearly stand for pedals.

Rollersk8r 1:12 pm 05 Jul 13

Rollersk8r said :

Brilliant – along with the new 40 zones in Civic – it’s like Rattenbury is Homer in that Simpsons episode where he plasters Springfield with warnings signs for every last tiny little issue he can find. #nannystate

*warning

Rollersk8r 1:11 pm 05 Jul 13

Brilliant – along with the new 40 zones in Civic – it’s like Rattenbury is Homer in that Simpsons episode where he plasters Springfield with warnings signs for every last tiny little issue he can find. #nannystate

Deref 1:11 pm 05 Jul 13

Aeek said :

I find the painted “Give Way to Pedestrians” signs bad enough.

Its as if we cannot expect licenced drivers to be competent to drive.

And if someone runs into a cyclist because they are not a “Ped”? Note the green bike crossing light in the photo, no requirement to dismount here.

You’re right!

It should say “give way to peds and bis”.

Madam Cholet 1:11 pm 05 Jul 13

Give way to pedants?

Aeek 12:03 pm 05 Jul 13

I find the painted “Give Way to Pedestrians” signs bad enough.

Its as if we cannot expect licenced drivers to be competent to drive.

And if someone runs into a cyclist because they are not a “Ped”? Note the green bike crossing light in the photo, no requirement to dismount here.

NellyBean 11:58 am 05 Jul 13

peterh said :

dtc said :

Not sure I want to be a ‘ped’. Sounds quite similar to slang for not so nice types.

and would you want to give way to those types or mow them down?

What’s wrong with Pediatrists?

Watson 11:26 am 05 Jul 13

dtc said :

Not sure I want to be a ‘ped’. Sounds quite similar to slang for not so nice types.

You beat me to it. I doubt anyone in their right mind would give way to pedophiles.

peterh 11:23 am 05 Jul 13

dtc said :

Not sure I want to be a ‘ped’. Sounds quite similar to slang for not so nice types.

and would you want to give way to those types or mow them down?

Deref 11:17 am 05 Jul 13

That should do the trick. Now people will stop intentionally running into peds.

dtc 11:13 am 05 Jul 13

Not sure I want to be a ‘ped’. Sounds quite similar to slang for not so nice types.

Heavs 11:01 am 05 Jul 13

Clearly an Essendon fan.

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