Stopping Distance Demonstrations Aim to slow traffic
Spectacular road safety demonstrations, complete with fast cars, cut out figures and fake blood are being held in local neighbourhoods across Nelson city in March to help slow drivers down.
The series of neighbourhood park gatherings are being held in the evening and residents are encouraged to come along with a picnic tea and enjoy additional displays from emergency management, neighbourhood support, and citizens advice as well as demonstrations of driveway safety, truck blind spots and of course the stopping distance or emergency braking demonstrations
These demonstrations will show how far a car will travel with and without ASB braking at different speed when the driver brakes. They will also bring home to drivers the consequences of speed in built up areas and to children the dangers of stepping out in front of a moving vehicle.
Some roads will be closed for these demonstrations from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Check with the council for more info.
- Nile Street
- between Alton Street and Collingwood Street on Monday 16 March 2015 – picnic at Central school
- Bisely Walk
- Tahunanui Beach Reserve, by the playing fields on Tuesday 17 March 2015- picnic at playing fields
- Tipahi Street
- between Tukuka Street and Motueka Street on Thursday 19 March 2015- picnic at Nelson Intermediate
- Atawhai Crescent
- from the north intersection with State Highway 6 to Rainbow Drive on Friday 20 March 2015- picnic in Corder Park
Article type: News and information
Venue:Various – coming to a street near you!
Cost: Free event
Contact Name: Marg Parfitt
Contact Phone: 0276783384
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