Comments:Australian town to change name to promote road safety
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|not too bad||2||07:41, 9 May 2011|
|Comments from feedback form - "I don't think that will really..."||0||23:45, 2 March 2011|
|Comments from feedback form - "It would be good to include sp..."||1||04:20, 1 March 2011|
|Laughable||2||21:25, 23 February 2011|
|Taglines||0||08:53, 21 February 2011|
|Joke?||0||19:48, 20 February 2011|
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 :).
Not really. The scary pictures on cigarrete packets scare the heck out of non-smokers but make smokers want to smoke even more.
It would be good to include speeding death statistics, and the expected effect on them.
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.
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 " 184.108.40.206 (talk) 08:53, 21 February 2011 (UTC)