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News flash: John Hargreaves sends out most pointless media release ever

By Smackbang 28 September 2006 21

This just in from the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services:

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, John Hargreaves, today launched the 2008 registration label slogans.

“The registration slogans are an important way we can remind drivers about road safety- every time they get in the car,” said Mr Hargreaves.

“The 2008 registration labels will features the messages ‘BE AWARE OF MOTORCYCLISTS’ and ‘DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE’

“Sadly, in 2005 there were 26 fatalities on ACT roads, 8 of which were motorcyclists. Two out of the seven fatalities on our roads this year have been motorcyclists.

“Motorcyclists face a higher risk of having a fatal or serious injury crash compared to car drivers. As motorcyclists can sometimes be difficult to see and because they have limited protection, it is important that both they and their fellow motorists share the road together safely.

“Displaying this slogan on the back of registration labels is a great way to remind all drivers to “Be aware of motorcyclists’ at all times.

In the second half of 2008, the message ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ will be displayed on registration labels.

“By highlighting this message within people’s cars we can reinforce to all motorists the message ‘Don’t drink and Drive’.”

I’ve seen some petty and pathetic news releases in my time, but surely this one takes the cake. Do we really need a press relese announcing what catchy slogans will be on the back of registration labels?!

Can we expect a separate news release to announce what colour the labels will be?

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seepi 2:03 pm 05 Oct 06

i’ve heard about Hargreave’s drunken swearing speeches. might have to try to catch one in action next time he is launching something. Pity WIN news hasn’t caught him on camera yet.

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