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ROAD SAFETY: City of Stirling Community Safe Speed Promise

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Community Safe Speed Promise

The City of Stirling is currently promoting a community safe speed promise which asks residents of the City to sign a Safe Speed Promise and commit to driving within the speed limit and being a courteous driver. The City will provide a bumper sticker and fridge magnet for residents that sign the pledge so they are easily identifiable and can set an example for other motorists to follow.The Safe Speed Promise is a promise to:

  • Drive within the speed limit on all streets
  • Be courteous to pedestrians, cyclists and all other road users;
  • Display my Community Safe Speed Promise sticker on my vehicle(s)

So why not consider signing up and thus spread the Safe Speed message whilst doing something nice to your fellow man (and women). Can’t be too hard can it? You can sign up at the City of Stirling website. If you know of other Councils running a similar program, please leave a comment below.

3 Responses to ROAD SAFETY: City of Stirling Community Safe Speed Promise

  1. Max November 2, 2011 at 4:49 PM #

    Soo… what happens when someone with their “promise” bumper sticker speeds or runs a red light or stop sign or whatever… do they get teased mercilessly? Do they get their sticker taken away? Though said in jest, it is kind of a serious question.

    • Aushiker November 2, 2011 at 7:38 PM #

      Maybe feed them to the wolves at the Australian Cycling Forums? 🙂

      Seriously I have no idea but I like what they are trying to do which is a lot more than most Councils or the State government and I suspect the people that get involved will try and do the right thing anyway.

      The RAC is also adopting a similar approach. I have a forum to go to in a couple of weeks about their approach. Will know more then.

      Also for me as a mainly road riding cyclist, having motorists speeding is just another aspect that can make the ride more of risk, so any campaign to encourage safe speeds is good for me.

  2. Aushiker November 2, 2011 at 8:43 PM #

    It seems that the cities of Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville are also joining forces to launch the 2011 Safe Speed Promise, so it is just not the City of Stirling.

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