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Object of the Fortnight - Road Safety Song

13 October 2011

For nearly 100 years campaigns have been put into place to help raise road safety awareness for adults and children.

From Kerb Drill to the Tufty Club and later the Green Cross Code, campaigns like these offered public information messages to help children remember the importance of road safety. One recent donation to the Coventry Transport Museum’s collection offers a similar example using music.

Donated by Ms. Mann in May 2011, this lovely sheet music entitled, We Must Have Safety on the Queen’s Highway by Tommie Connor & Johnny Reine was published in 1953. The song’s melody and words offer a fun and toe-tapping way for children (and “big kids” too!) to remember their “kerb drill”. …Even a couple of members of the museum staff had a go at singing this catchy tune!

“We must have safety on the Queen’s Highway....So let’s start from today!”

This object is in the Archive & Small Objects Collections Store.

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