Archives for: "February 2007"

Am I Political?

February 28th, 2007
It might seem so. Which goverment brought in school zones? Which Government knew that school zones didn't work as well as expected because motorists can't get used to them. Why we are still reminded by radio spots and on RTA overhead signs about school… more »

On the road again

February 26th, 2007
Yesterday it was on the Kingsway at Woolaware, for the Liberal launch and this morning at my spot at Sylvania, for the morning peak. Sitting in my van listening to the radio I notice that the ads already are over the top with Labor on about all the… more »

Don't recycle Carr's Cronies

February 25th, 2007
Labor are saying "we're heading in the right direction." but to take 12 years to realize that now, is reason enough for a change. Why I'm interested, is because Mr Debnam has said that he'll fix the school zone issue. As the NSW Liberal Launch was in… more »

Good news.

February 23rd, 2007
I passed the new flashing lights at Blakehurst this morning during school zone time,.........AND THEY WERE WORKING!!!!! And when I passed the Olsen lights in Belmore Rd Peakhurst they were also quietly doing their job, no fuss,and no ladder in sight.… more »

Peter Olsen to stand for the Upper house

February 22nd, 2007
Media Release 22 February 2007 Peter Olsen to Stand for Election to Upper House Peter Olsen has today announced his intention of standing as an independent candidate for the NSW Upper House in the elections to be held on 24th March 2007. Full details… more »

Oh Dear #3

February 21st, 2007
This morning after doing a small job in Gymea, I had some spare time so I parked the sign at Port Hacking and the Hwy at 8.30am and at 9.15 I headed off to Mortdale and guess what? Another one of the new deluxe school zone flashing lights has developed… more »

On the road again.

February 19th, 2007
I parked the sign this morning in the peak hour traffic in great a spot at Port Hacking and The Princes Highway Sylvania, giving passing motorists something else to think about, on their way to work. I see the Telegraph also had "Going in the right… more »

Apathy

February 18th, 2007
This morning I walked past the venue in Hurstville where the labor party was having it's official launch and there was a rag tag bunch of protesters a miniscule number of people (percentage wise) who came to represent all the people elsewhere, who have… more »

what am I trying to do?

February 18th, 2007
Even after all the years that NSW has had school zones, ordinary average drivers can not get used to them, and politicians from both sides have acknowledged that. I have documented examples of media statement, letters I've sent and replies going back at… more »

Half Baked

February 17th, 2007
Last night the phrase "Half baked" was used repeatedly by Mr Iemma in a debate with Mr Debnam on TV. Another was we're starting NOW. What have they been doing for the last 10 years? For the RTA to go against it's own independent advice(see "Hello Simon"… more »

Sabotage !!!!!

February 16th, 2007
I drove through Blakehurst on my way to do a small job in Narwee this morning and I noticed that the same flashing light outside the Crystal car wash wasn't working again, yet it was 8.35 am on a gazetted school day. I chatted with a friendly chap… more »

Hullo Simon

February 16th, 2007
This is from Peter Olsen I'll post this now and read it later myself ..................................................................... Dear Simon, As the School Zone Santa pointed out the web site is owned by him, not me. He was pushing the issue of… more »

Vroom Vroom!

February 16th, 2007
This morning there was an insert in with my paper "Young driver safety" This booklet would be helpful to any teenager that reads it. "Damian you must read this, and you will learn something and be a better driver." "Yes mum"… more »

Letters to the Editor

February 15th, 2007
In the Daily Telegraph Wed 15th A jackpot of sorts. Two letters one below the other and just below that letter was this .......................................................................... I just found this on the inbox.… more »

Peter Olsen Media release

February 15th, 2007
..Media Release 15 February 2007 Reliability of Olsen School Zone Flashing Lights After hearing me criticizing the RTA's non-functioning school zone lights on air yesterday someone emailed the radio station to say that they had seen my lights at… more »

Not getting better

February 14th, 2007
A couple of pages back I discussed the failure of a couple of the new deluxe RTA flashing lights at Blakehurst. Well it's happened again. Yesterday afternoon Peter Olsen was showing someone from the road minister's office around to show him the… more »

A step closer

February 13th, 2007
The telegraph had an article today and a most respected father who has every reason to be angry with speeding drivers said what I've been on about for over two years. Mr Delezio realizes that drivers don't always mean to speed and in the case of school… more »

Oh Dear !

February 12th, 2007
Well it's Monday afternoon and the school year is two weeks old. That means that the fancy solar powered, back to base flashing lights that the RTA has had installed at one hundred schools for $7.2 million have been working for 30 hours. Guess what,… more »

Peter Olsen's Press Release

February 7th, 2007
I've mentioned Peter Olsen and his great flashing lights which do the trick in making drivers aware of when it's school zone time. ........................................................................ MEDIA RELEASE 30 January 2007 The RTA's new… more »

Welcome newcomers

February 1st, 2007
Well are you happy with the flashing lights at Kogarah? That really fixes the problem, I think not. Four busy roads not counting the ones north of President ave up to the start of the zone) all feeding into the school zone and all you get are 2 sets on… more »