That statement is about half way down the first page of the OIA request reply received yesterday.
About a month ago we saw a movie in the Coastlands cinemas before which one of the commercials was a cartoon produced by the KCDC telling motorists to slow down and watch for pedestrians at pedestrian crossings.
There’s nothing remarkable about that; except we’ve never seen such a commercial anywhere else and it raises the question — is there a particular problem in Kapiti?
Clearly from both the NZTA and KCDC responses there isn’t (except maybe the crossing outside the council headquarters in Rimu Road), so why the money spent on these cartoons?
Many thanks for showing up yet another council folly.
There hasn’t been any accidents yet but there might be so we will reduce the speed of cars down to a horses pace as we know best.
Bet the police letter pi$%ed off the council somewhat
So the council is running preventative ads to raise awareness. Surely this is a better thing than waiting until someone is hurt or injured until they do something?
Waikanae watcher said:
There have been several instances of pedestrians being hit by vehicles in Wellington, yet we’ve never seen such commercials there. One of our contributors has (cynically) suggested that when motorists see KCDC councilors or council bosses near the pedestrian crossing outside its HQ they speed up…