27 November 2019
For the fourth 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.
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 Sam Hearn said “with the Peninsula being a tourist hot spot over summer, we encourage road users to drive slowly to ensure every child remains safe while walking or riding about our townships”.
Photo: Red Hill Ward Councillor David Gill and Seawinds Ward Councillor Antonella Celi at the Rosebud Foreshore with representatives from Rosebud Police, Highway Patrol, SES and CFA with Holiday Time road safety signage.