Greedy camera and Graffiti

July 31st, 2009
Front page Telegraph story about school zone variable speed cameras in Cleveland st Moore Park making $7 million in one year. Questioned about this amount Mr Daly replied, "What's a child's life worth?" If children's lives are so worthwhile why not… more »

$430 million or road safety ?

July 27th, 2009
Victoria Gov collected $430 million in fines in one year from speed cameras xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Mobile camera plan to cut NSW road toll Alexandra Smith July 25, 2009 THE Roads Minister, Michael… more »

More schools are to be protected

July 27th, 2009
Schools in the Ryde area are to get Peter Olsen's "check speed" flashing lights. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ALL SCHOOLS IN RYDE ELECTORATE TO GET FLASHING LIGHTS THANKS TO ROTARY. School zone lights… more »

Graffiti are there consequences?

July 22nd, 2009
http://www.theleader.com.au/news/local/news/general/new-plan-to-tackle-the-shires-graffiti-scourge/1758773.aspx 31/10/09 Will he pay the compensation?? http://www.theage.com.au/national/suspended-sentence-for-global-graffiti-artist-20091029-hnpb.html I… more »

Public purse

July 22nd, 2009
The excuse for more speed cameras is "It's for road safety" even when the areas targeted are more often for revenue raising Traffic control at roadworks, (any work,)is going the same way. The cost of the Sutherland to Cronulla rail line duplication has… more »

Clearway chaos

July 15th, 2009
Coles and Woolworths have fooled people into believing that you can get something for nothing. All you have to do is buy $30 of their high priced groceries, take the receipt to a Shell or Caltex garage and you get 4 cents off per litre of petrol.… more »

Point to point speed cameras

July 10th, 2009
Today there was a road safety meeting with GOV RTA and other groups to discuss the road toll that is way up from this time last year. The current roads minister on radio said that speed is still a major factor in accidents. I have suggested in letters… more »

Corporate Responsibility

July 5th, 2009
Last Sunday an article appeared in the Sunday Telegraph no doubt following the saga of Ute-gate. It was all about fake emails and a step by step guide how they are done giving website links. As you can see by my category "Is there corporate… more »

A headline waiting to happen.

July 3rd, 2009
Is there waste in Railcorp projects? http://www.theleader.com.au/news/local/news/general/rail-duplication-128m-over-budget/1754750.aspx I told RailCorp that 12 security cameras in a 30 space car park was "A headline waiting to happen" see… more »

Back to base.

July 2nd, 2009
Yesterday (July 1st) as I went past the flashing school zone lights on The Kingsway Miranda opposite University rd, they weren't flashing and it was school zone time. It was very close to 4.00pm so I thought maybe my timepiece was out. This afternoon at… more »

Graffiti # 3

June 30th, 2009
The Telegraph did a spread once again on the curse of graffiti vandals http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,,25704891-5001021,00.html http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,,25704933-5001021,00.html (highlight whole link and drag into… more »

www.protectkids.com.au

June 27th, 2009
This page was first posted last week Do Politicians really care about us? utegate scandal rudd utegate turnbull utegate hockey utegate swan utegate The alledged ute gate email, is it a fake or can a minister ask for help on behalf of others? " Hi… more »

Graffiti again

June 26th, 2009
After a two page spread in the Leader on June 16 about "over zealous" parking rangers. I emailed the letters page: ----- Original Message ----- From: stephens1510 To: leaderletters@fairfaxmedia.com.au Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 9:29 PM Subject:… more »

Flashback

June 19th, 2009
Dec'08 A meeting was had with the new (current at the moment) roads minister Daley at Peter Olsen's original lights at Peakhurst. http://www.2gb.com/index2.php?option=com_newsmanager&task=view&id=2637 Notice how the lights actually "flash," not… more »

Tale of two carparks

June 17th, 2009
The corruption in RailCorp continues with ICAC exposing another bribery scheme. How many more RailCorp employees are sucking at the budget? I pointed out the obvious waste of resources at Cronulla Railway Station and was dealt "spin" (See "RailCorp… more »

Wheel clamp lesson.

June 16th, 2009
An idea I rang and suggested to "Stay Safe" committee chairman Paul Gibson MP on 2/2/06 about wheel-clamping cars at owner's house (See "P Plate driver crisis" category) has finally happened. I also rang the Australian Pedestrian Council's Mr Scruby… more »

Bulk billing

June 12th, 2009
The "fairer" new-demerit-points-scheme-for-nsw-goes-easy-on-drivers has been fast tracked for July 1 http://www.themotorreport.com.au/34205/new-demerit-points-scheme-for-nsw-goes-easy-on-drivers/ But does this scheme help drivers at school zones?… more »

More speed cameras

June 10th, 2009
In The Daily Telegraph 10/06/09 What "new technologies" could be used to rein in speeding drivers? What about the "point to point cameras" (to be used only for trucks), for all drivers? More speed cameras that only catch the unwary average driver. What… more »

Gordon Ramsay a rant or a setup for ratings?

June 7th, 2009
Now it's that role model cook Gordon Ramsay's turn to outdo the Chaser show. www.livenews.com.au/tv/tracy-grimshaws-a-lesbian-ramsay-rages/2009/6/7/209165 Last week it was the Chaser TV show crossing all decent boundaries with their sketch.… more »

RTA EXCUSE

June 7th, 2009
From the Daily Telegraph 5/6/09 Is this the excuse the RTA is looking for to bring in more speed cameras and using the "point to point" speed cameras, on all vehicles www.nswalp.com/blog/730/point-to-point-cameras-to-reduce-heavy-vehicle-fatalities -… more »

Tina Sanger NSW Ministerial advisor

May 30th, 2009
This woman with virtually no qualifications, in 8 months went from a telephonist to be a ministerial advisor in the NSW government. http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,25558889-5001021,00.html (drag full link into browser) As I'm… more »

DRAGON TEETH ???

May 24th, 2009
This is the latest brainwave to try and fix the school zone problem? http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/dragons-teeth-headed-for-nsw-schools-20090524-bjat.html What would work better to tell a drivers WHEN it's school zone time? (A) Or (b)… more »

THE rollout continues.

May 19th, 2009
Peter Olsen is beavering away installing his "check speed" flashing lights at school zones. Big deal.... all you do is put a post in the ground, pour in a bit of quick set concrete, add the lights and presto. If only it was that simple. What about the… more »

Back to base.

May 1st, 2009
I did some work in Cedar st Lurgano earlier this week, and passed through two school zones that have Peter Olsen's "home made" flashing lights telling all and sundry that it was school zone time. These cheap lights have been working flawlessly much to… more »

The snowball is getting bigger.

April 29th, 2009
There are people that enthusiastically start on a well intentioned mission, and after a while the whole idea becomes too hard, and they do what everybody expects them to do, give up and fade away. Not our Peter Olsen, he knows what he is doing he is… more »

Lights man riles RTA

April 20th, 2009
From the Fairfield City Champion. ( 8/04/2009 ) " PETER Olsen is a man on a mission to light up the lives of drivers passing schools. The 51-year-old grandfather, a former computer programmer, is working towards reducing the number of road accidents in… more »

Peter has been busy

April 15th, 2009
Last December Peter Olsen said to the Roads Minister that he would put up his warning lights at school zones and true to his word in sun and rain he is doing just that. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX… more »

ICAC probes RTA's corruption

April 2nd, 2009
From today's Telegraph ICAC probes RTA's corruption A STRING of senior RTA executives, including former CEO Les Wielinga, were named in a NSW Ombudsman report which has been referred to the state's corruption watchdog. Google "icac railcorp" too, and… more »

Hype?

April 1st, 2009
An email from Bill, ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bill" Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 9:52 PM Subject: Olsen Lights at Fairfield West > > Hi Santa > > Not sure what you and Mr Olsen are doing here. > I have a close relationship with the incident… more »

One day too late.

March 31st, 2009
30 March 2009 NEAR TRAGEDY IN SCHOOL ZONE SCHEDULED FOR FLASING LIGHTS In a media release issued last Monday, school zone lights campaigner Peter Olsen revealed the names of the first 5 schools to receive private flashing lights thanks to sponsorship by… more »