The 2020 Road Safety Calendar will be available from Monday 4 November
Ku-ring-gai Council has teamed up with five other Sydney councils to produce an eye-catching wall calendar featuring some fascinating – yet still deadly serious, 1950s-era road safety messages.
It’s a case of the more things change, the more things stay the same with these road safety messages that are still relevant for us today!
A poster showing a pedestrian absorbed in his morning newspaper stepping carelessly into the path of an oncoming car needs only show him browsing on his iPhone for today’s audiences.
“Frayed tempers cause accidents”, urges another poster.
Other posters urge motorists to be alert for school children and to avoid hogging the right-hand lane.
Are you one of the four “Road Bug killers” mentioned in another old poster?
The “throttle bug”; the “bottle bug”, the “jostle bug” or the “muddle bug”?
The calendar demonstrates that the road safety messages of the 1950s are still relevant for us today, especially with the increase in congestion and distractions on our roads.
The 2020 Road Safety Calendar is a collaboration of Ku-ring-gai, Hornsby, Lane Cove, Northern Beaches, North Sydney, City of Ryde Councils.
It is available from Council's Customer Service Centre and Libraries.
Let us know what you think of the 2020 Road Safety Calendar!
For more information
Contact Council's Road Safety Officer on 9424 0843.
The 2018 Road Safety Calendar won the IPWEA Engineering Excellence Awards for Local Government Excellence in Road Safety.