Road safety poster, c. 1960

Road safety poster with the slogan 'Please watch out, schools are out. Rive with care, children everywhere, c. 1960

The Australian Road Safety Council was established by the Australian Government in 1947 to conduct nation-wide educational campaigns to improve road safety. The council created advertising posters and composed songs and jingles. It was highly successful: from 1970 to 1999 the fatality rate on Australia’s roads dropped from 30.4 to 9.3 deaths per 100,000 population.

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B1552, 17


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