This week is National Road Safety Week, and Rob Markillie is launching a campaign he is calling “SLOW DOWN IN TOWN”.
Rob said, “National Road Safety Week is the ideal time to raise awareness of the speeding that happens in our town. I have created the “SLOW DOWN IN TOWN” initiative and welcome interested members of the community or organisations to join me.”
There are several things that can be done to help with this safety message around town, which Rob is endeavouring to achieve.
His plan of action so far includes:
Lobbying council to reduce all 70km zones down to 50km.
Look at reducing the school zones from 50km to 40km with appropriate signage.
Asking local businesses to sponsor LED flashing speed signs placed in strategic locations
Engaging the schools to design a “SLOW DOWN IN TOWN” sign to be used around town.
Rob said, “Methven’s a great place to live, so let’s make it a safer place to live.”
There has been much debate in the past about this issue and thanks to the lobbying by local resident Steve Rutherford and local councilor Martin Nordquist changes
have already been made to the zoning of the speed limits on Barkers Road and Line Road, making it much safer for pedestrians.
If you want to get on board then get in touch with Rob, “the more people the stronger the voice”.