How fast can you really go before you hit a child?
23 February 2004
The final of four spectacular speed demonstrations is being held on:
Tuesday 24 February,
Outside Beckenham School,
Sandwich Avenue, Beckenham,
See how far a car will travel at speed after the driver brakes – the results may shock you.
The Christchurch Road Safety Coordinating Committee wants the public to see for itself how far a car will travel before it stops when the driver slams on the brakes at the sight of mock pedestrians. It is hoped that the results will shock motorists into slowing down.
A sausage sizzle fundraiser starts at 6.30 pm, followed by the speed demonstration at 6.40 pm, and a mock car crash, at 7.00pm.
If wet or too windy, the event will be postponed to Wednesday 25 February.
The Christchurch City Council, in partnership with the New Zealand Police, Land Transport Safety Authority, Fire Service, St John and More FM, organised a popular series of stopping distance demonstrations each Tuesday in February - in various neighbourhoods around the city. Three events have already been held at Halswell, Bishopdale and New Brighton.
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