Slowing down for summer


Signs of safety: Mornington Peninsula mayor David Gill and Cr Antonella Celi on the foreshore with Rosebud police, members of Somerville Highway Patrol, SES and CFA, and Holiday Time road safety signs. Picture: Supplied

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire along with Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation and Victoria Police have again launched a summer road safety campaign for pedestrians.

The nation-wide campaign now involves 39 municipalities in four states.

Road safety banners and signs will be placed at tourist hotspots and main roads urging drivers to slow down and for pedestrians to take care.

Signs designed to appeal to children, with phrases such as Slow Down, Kids Around and Hold my Hand will be displayed at Dromana, Rosebud and Rye.

The surge in visitors during school holidays means thousands of children will be using peninsula roads over the holidays.

“The peninsula is a tourist destination over summer and the shire is determined to push these safety messages to ensure every child remains safe while walking or riding about our townships,” the mayor Cr David Gill said.

First published in the Mornington News – 18 December 2018


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