Businessman Brian Charlton (left), with Paul Tully and Redbank resident Dave Welge, unveils the new speed sign at Brisbane Rd, Redbank.
Businessman Brian Charlton (left), with Paul Tully and Redbank resident Dave Welge, unveils the new speed sign at Brisbane Rd, Redbank. Contributed

Smiley and frowny faces to greet Ipswich motorists

RESIDENTS of Ipswich's eastern suburbs will see lots of smiley faces with new speed alert signs erected by Ipswich City Council.

The new warning signs have been installed across all five suburbs in Division 2 at Augustine Heights, Bellbird Park, Gailes, Goodna and Redbank.

Local councillor Paul Tully said the new signs alerted motorists if they were over or under the speed limit with either a green smiley face or red sad face depending on the speed of the vehicle.

Cr Tully said the signs were similar to those around road construction sites.

"These signs are very prominent and will provide a visual alert for all drivers to check their speed," he said.

"They show the speed of the vehicle with a warning to slow down if over the limit."

Cr Tully said data would be stored to check the average speed of all vehicles entering the alert zone. One of the first of the new signs is at Brisbane Rd Redbank near the 40kph zone at the Redbank State School.

Cr Tully said this was a notorious area for speeding drivers.

"I am confident the new signs will make all motorists more aware of the driving conditions and alert them promptly if they are over the speed limit," Cr Tully said.



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