Drivers urged to stick to limit
Published: 11 Sep 2020 8:44am
The ‘Slow Down’ campaign recently completed in Wagga Wagga has raised community awareness about the number of speeding motorists on local streets.
To reinforce the ‘Slow Down’ message and to keep the campaign visual along the city’s streets, Wagga Wagga City Council is encouraging the community to get behind the next stage of the program.
Council will soon be giving away free wheelie bin stickers to complement the major speed project and to help keep the campaign in the public space.
Council’s Road Safety Officer Emma Reynolds said the bin stickers concept was one way people could show their support and send a message to speeding motorists that safety must come first on local streets.
“The Slow Down in My Street campaign has helped us push that message into the community as we encourage drivers to be more aware of their actions and the consequences which could result,” Mrs Reynolds said.
“If we can get people to put one of the stickers on their bins, it will be another visual reminder to drivers to slow down and be mindful of their surroundings and situations that may arise. There’s so many risks involved with speeding vehicles.”
Mrs Reynolds said the new sticker campaign is expected to start later in September.
Residents can visit Council’s website to request their stickers.