This article talks about the efforts to police the installation of road memorials. The discussion is brief but it is able to present clearly the two sides of the debate. The Gympie Regional Council, in particular, is ambivalent in its position in the debate. Although proposing to eliminate the roadside memorials that have burgeoned at the sites of different vehicular accidents the Council seems to excuse these roadside memorials as well. Hence, the councilors attempted to put into effect the statute prohibiting the roadside memorials, but simultaneously it will allow flowers or crosses provided that they are looked after and do not cause road dangers. This article demonstrates that the banning of roadside memorials is not an easy decision to make.
This article presents a comprehensive discussion of the several factors that contribute to the hazards of roadside memorials for motorists. Some of the identified factors are visibility and environmental conditions. The author depicts how governmental organizations, like the National Fire Protection Association’s Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, try to lessen the accidents caused by roadside memorials by obliging ambulances and fire trucks in the United States to put signs in different sites and retroreflective markings. This article is relevant to the currently study due to its overarching premise that issues of roadside safety are complicated. Roadside memorials may be one of the reasons for these vehicular accidents but there are other factors to take into account. This article could be use to support the arguments for keeping roadside memorials.
This book describes the symbolic sites of the ‘informal’ roadside memorials that have begun to emerge recently, marking rural, suburban, and metropolitan sceneries. Roadside memorials, according to the author, are usually considered as ‘spur-of-the-moment’ occurrence. Nevertheless,