- Monday 28 July 2008
In March this year, Sunshine Coast Council, Queensland Police and Glenfields Neighborhood Watch launched a speed reducing campaign for Glenfields Boulevard. The results have been very positive.
Following the launch of this initiative Council conducted a round of speed monitoring sessions in May, the results indicating that the average speed of motorists had decreased. Council will conduct further random speed monitoring on Glenfields Boulevard.
Divisional councillor Christian Dickson said the ‘50 in my street’ campaign has proved successful and he would continue to support the initiative.
“The campaign is working; people are noticing the signs on the rubbish bins and slowing down. There is certainly room for improvement to further reduce the speed but this is a great outcome for everyone involved, particularly for the residents who can feel a little more at ease with the traffic,” Cr Dickson said.
“The success of these initiatives really comes down to the partnerships. Council are committed to community safety and the partnership formed for this initiative is successful and productive. The support from the community has been great.”
Glenfields Boulevard is a street with known speed issues therefore to remind motorists of the 50km limit; Neighbourhood Watch attached large, yellow stickers with the graphics “50 in my Street” to green wheelie bins, to act as a colourful prompt.
Acting Senior Sergeant Rick Liddy, from the Maroochydore Police Station confirms Queensland Police commitment to these campaigns and their support of road safety education.
“The Queensland Police Service is dedicated to road safety and protecting the community through both traffic enforcement and road safety programs such as “50 in my street,” Acting Senior Sergeant Rick Liddy said.
“This program is one of a number of road safety initiatives designed to educate and bring awareness to the community to help in protecting all people that use the roads. Success of programs like this is a direct result of the partnership between the community and police.”