The Manjimup-Bridgetown Times has collaborated with a local resident to create bin stickers to encourage drivers to slow down in built-up areas around town. Patrick McCreanor, a local resident concerned with drivers speeding through Manjimup, said he approached Manjimup-Bridgetown Times advertising manager Tristan Johnston about creating stickers to raise awareness to slow down, after witnessing and dealing with drivers speeding around and nearly hitting him. “I approached Tristan because in my line of work, I’ve dealt with a lot of close calls with people who can’t vary their speed to the limit,” he said. “That puts my life in danger and also puts other people’s lives in danger, too, including everyone who uses the roads and footpaths, too.” He said the idea of bin stickers telling drivers to slow down and not speed in the streets wasn’t new, but something he thought would help raise awareness for speeding and telling drivers to take it slow. “It was reinventing an old idea, someone had already done it but it’s using something that I had seen in my own street and thought “That’s a good idea!”” “It was months in the making, so I hope people can appreciate it and create some awareness with the stickers and for driver to do the right thing. Mr McCreanor also wishes that people take notice of the signs when they are driving and to take them and the safety of the people around them seriously. “I hope to make a difference, and hope someone will take notice and won’t be in the wrong place, at the wrong time, doing the wrong thing, and someone doesn’t get wiped out,” he said. “It’d make someone think and not go over the speed limit, which is easier to do these days, but if we don’t, the speed limit will be lowered but people will still go over it.” The stickers will be available from the Manjimup-Bridgetown Times office on Giblett Street, for anyone who is wanting a sticker to tell drivers to slow it down in their town.