Menu
News

Coast man's perfect response to male & female traffic lights

A SUNSHINE Coast man has posted the perfect response to Victoria's idea of introducing pedestrian traffic lights which feature both men and women.  

The Victorian Government is presently trialing ten sets of pedestrian traffic lights which feature a woman walking across the road.

"The idea is to install traffic lights with female representation, as well as male representation, to help reduce unconscious bias," said Martine Letts - the chief of the influential Committee for Melbourne which successfully lobbied Victoria's state Labor government to bring in the change. 

"The aim is to move towards one-to-one male and female representation across the state of Victoria."

Taking to the Sunny Coast Community Board Justin Schmidt posted a photo of a pedestrian crossing sign - which features a mother crossing the road while holding the hand of her child. 

"While where at it let's change this sign as well since dads also walk their kids to school," Mr Schmidt posted. 

Mr Schmidt's post has been going off on the Sunny Coast Community Board
Mr Schmidt's post has been going off on the Sunny Coast Community Board

The response from the group was unanimous. 

"Good on you mate," Josh McNally commented. 

"So true! Such discrimination lol!" wrote Robyn Mulipola. 

"Ha ha send this to 7news lol," Shelly Voitty posted. 

The post presently has 423 likes, loves and laughs and it's climbing.   

Topics:  editors picks female lights male pedestrian crossing sunshine coast traffic


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Footy dad: I can hold my head high

Geoffrey Whittaker says it's 'awesome' to see justice served after enduring a trial this week. He was found not guilty of assault.

'I'm glad I'm not the one that looks like the idiot any more'

Footy fight: Coach accused of spiteful, 'vicious' act

Geoffrey James Whittaker, who has pleaded not guilty to assault charges at a football carnival.

'Sometimes it's appropriate to defend oneself by striking first'

Dad 'head-butted' footy coach during kids' rugby carnival

Geoffrey Whittaker has pleaded not guilty two assault charges. The offences are alleged to have occurred during a children's football carnival in 2016.

Geoffrey James Whittaker pleads not guilty to two assault charges

Local Partners