Comments:Australian town to change name to promote road safety

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not too bad207:41, 9 May 2011
Comments from feedback form - "I don't think that will really..."023:45, 2 March 2011
Comments from feedback form - "It would be good to include sp..."104:20, 1 March 2011
Laughable221:25, 23 February 2011
Taglines008:53, 21 February 2011
Joke?019:48, 20 February 2011

not too bad

Well, I think it could have a positive effect. Just like with images of lung cancer and destroyed teeth & gums may ward away potential buyers of cigarettes...maybe "speedkills" can act as a similar deterrant. Perhaps they could add some images of mangled bodies in a car crash :). (talk)19:07, 19 February 2011

Not really. The scary pictures on cigarrete packets scare the heck out of non-smokers but make smokers want to smoke even more.

Kayau (talk · contribs)12:18, 20 February 2011

Oh great... Another government advertisment... It really isn't going to do much, placing a huge ad over an entire town... (talk)07:41, 9 May 2011

Comments from feedback form - "I don't think that will really..."

I don't think that will really stop dumb people who want to speed. (talk)23:45, 2 March 2011

Comments from feedback form - "It would be good to include sp..."

It would be good to include speeding death statistics, and the expected effect on them. (talk)01:42, 25 February 2011

Yes, and if this is to be some sort of annual thing, then results might show benefit. (talk)04:20, 1 March 2011

I think this is a good gesture on point to attempt to lower traffic accidents in the region, but in the end it boils down to being just that - a gesture. Most likely laughable at any rate.

Jefftrex (talk)05:59, 19 February 2011

Agreed. I doubt such childish behaviour will cause anything other than laughter at the expense of Australians.

Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV (talk)19:47, 19 February 2011

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAA Australia! LOL (talk)21:25, 23 February 2011

Perhaps people can think up taglines/headlines to help the campaign. e.g. "I see something beginning with less speed" "TOWN TO SET A FINE SIGN - METAPHORIC RISE TO LIFE." "Town of life support lives, Welcome to SPEEDKILLS " " MARCH CAMPAIGN TO CAUSE SLIGHT NET DELAY " , "Town counts clicks, way better than mounting toll" "Attraction of speed lies further afield, we have the sign of y/our lives" "We're not trying to make a name for ourselves, nor to become a ghost town, we're changing our name so you can keep yours. - By order the 'Mayor' S. Down " (talk) 08:53, 21 February 2011 (UTC) (talk)08:53, 21 February 2011

I was beginning to think it was April 1st... (talk)19:48, 20 February 2011