2020 Road Safety Calendar now available
Published on 29 October 2019
The City of Ryde has joined forces with five other northern Sydney Councils – Northern Beaches, Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove and North Sydney – to produce a 2020 calendar featuring vintage road safety poster art.
Chief Inspector Phillip Brooks, from the NSW Police Force Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, said despite the fun look, the calendar conveyed a serious message.
"Unfortunately, much of the poor road safety behaviour that was costing lives 60 years ago is still relevant today," Mr Brooks said.
"Research shows that many people still need the occasional reminder on road rules and correct behaviour on our roads to ensure the safety of everyone."
The retro style road safety posters featured in the calendar have turned out to be timeless.
"This calendar demonstrates that the road safety messages of the 1950s are still relevant for us today, especially with the increase in congestion and distractions on our roads," Chief Inspector Brooks added.
The calendar also includes a road safety game for children.
The annual Road Safety Calendar has been delivered to residents of Ryde and other areas of northern Sydney since 2001 with the aim of educating and encouraging positive behaviour for all road users, across all ages.
The 2020 Road Safety Calendar is now available at City of Ryde libraries, Customer Service Centre, Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre, Gladesville Police Station and various community organisations including North Ryde Community Aid, Christian Community Aid and the West Ryde Community Hub.