|20 December 2016
Locals and holiday makers in the seaside town of Beachport will be encouraged to Slow Down this holiday season. Wattle Range Council has joined its Limestone Coast counterparts in supporting the Little Blue Dinosaur Holiday Time: Slow Down Kids Around road safety campaign.
The Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation is dedicated to the education and awareness of drivers and children in the importance of road safety for children in unfamiliar environments in coastal towns.
Founded by Michelle and David McLaughlin, the foundation is dedicated to the memory of their son Tom. In January 2014, at just 4 years of age Tom tragically died in a roadside accident whilst on holidays with his family on the NSW Central Coast.
Wattle Range Council will focus their campaign in the town of Beachport, with signs reminding drivers to slow down being erected in key locations.
Places such as the playground, jetty and caravan parks have been identified as risk areas, likely to have an increased number of children and vehicles during the busy holiday period.
Wattle Range Mayor, Peter Gandolfi has welcomed the road safety signage.
“Beachport’s population grows by more than 8,000 people over summer and this inevitably leads to increased risk,” Mr Gandolfi said. “If we can encourage parents to hold their child's hand and remind drivers to slow down, we can make our coastal towns safer for children these holidays.”
For more information about the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation visit www.littlebluedinosaur.org
For further information please contact:
Mayor Peter Gandolfi
Telephone: (08) 8733 0900 or (0419) 155 447