Joondalup getting anti-speeding message to stick

Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard, Kingsley resident Jo-Dee Mansell and Cr John Logan with Ms Mansell’s bins sporting the new stickers.
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard, Kingsley resident Jo-Dee Mansell and Cr John Logan with Ms Mansell’s bins sporting the new stickers.

THE City of Joondalup is promoting road safety on local roads where speeding has been identified as an issue.

The ‘Please Slow Down, Consider Our Kids’ bin sticker program was initiated by the WA Local Government Association in 2002.

Earlier this year, the City placed stickers on more than 2000 bins in roads where speeding was an issue based on data received from the City’s traffic count program and where the City had requested help from WA Police.

The roads included Craigie Drive in Craigie and Beldon, Camberwarra Drive in Craigie, Flinders and Cook avenues in Hillarys, Dorchester Avenue in Warwick, Bridgewater Drive in Kallaroo, Meridian Drive in Mullaloo, Marina Boulevard, Windlass Avenue and Venturi Drive in Ocean Reef, Prince Regent Drive in Heathridge, Lilburne and Davallia roads in Duncraig and Goollelal Drive in Kingsley.

Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said the aim of the campaign was to “modify driving behaviour by raising awareness of the issue of speed” and to encourage “social responsibility in the community”.

“Roads targeted when stickers were placed on bins in January and February this year had the highest occurrence of drivers regularly being at least 10km/h over the speed limit,” he said.

In May and June, more stickers were placed on bins in streets near schools where a high instance of speed had been identified.

These included St Hellier Drive in Sorrento (Sacred Heart College), Alexander Road in Padbury (Bambara Primary School) and Charonia Road in Mullaloo (Mullaloo Heights Primary School).

“The City commenced using the bin stickers as a road safety initiative in 2006 and has operated the program over the course of the past 10 years with great success,” Mr Pickard said.

“We are now aiming to be more strategic in the placement of the stickers by targeting specific roads and schools where speeding has been an issue.”

Residents who would like a sticker for their bin can complete an online form on the Road Safety page at the City’s website.