RACQ backs more Slow for Sam signs

RACQ has welcomed a plan to roll out 100 new Slow for Sam signs around Brisbane schools as permanent fixtures.

The Courier Mail reported Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner pledged $12.6 million to bolster pedestrian safety around schools and retirement villages if re-elected in the upcoming Local Government election.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said the signs were a critical reminder to motorists to watch their speed. 

“We know that the rotating Slow for Sam signs that are already in place across Brisbane have had a positive impact on reducing the number of speeding motorists,” Ms Ritchie said.

“It’s a smiley reminder to keep an eye on your speed and encouragement for doing the right thing behind the wheel.”

Ms Ritchie also encouraged Brisbane City Council to continue to refer known speeding locations to Queensland Police for any enforcement activities in those high risk zones.

“Enforcement also plays an important role when it comes to changing the behaviour of motorists,” she said.

“If people believe there is a chance they’re going to be caught, they’re less likely to do the wrong thing.”