Don’t forget to slow down this holiday season

Published on 05 December 2018

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For the third summer in a row, Mornington Peninsula Shire in conjunction with Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation and Victoria Police, will implement the ‘Holiday Time’ road safety campaign in several high-pedestrian activity areas this summer.

2018/19 will be the biggest summer yet for the nation-wide campaign, with 39 councils across four states participating.

Colourful road safety banners and signs will be placed at key tourist locations and main roads to appeal to drivers and pedestrians.

Signage specially designed to appeal to children with phrases such as ‘Slow Down, Kids Around’ and ‘Hold my Hand’ will be installed in Dromana, Rosebud and Rye to remind drivers and pedestrians about road safety during the holiday period.

School holiday periods create a surge in the population where thousands of children will be using local roadways over the holiday period.

Holiday Time signage is a highly visible and timely reminder about the importance of road safety, for both residents and visitors alike to be more aware of the increase in pedestrian activity in our area, and to stay vigilant with their road safety awareness.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill said “with the Peninsula being a tourist destination over summer, the Shire is determined to push these safety messages to ensure every child remains safe while walking or riding about our townships. We urge both locals and tourists to drive safely during the summer period”.