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.
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“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.