Wheel clamps

June 22nd, 2007
As there is the idea to wheel clamp hoons. I sent an email into the Telegraph and it was printed this morning. It is a similar letter to one I've had printed before, but that was before the funding was announced. Maybe someone will read todays letter… more »

Why stop at hoons?

June 20th, 2007
This was in the Telegraph this morning I wrote in the "P" plate crisis category over two years ago that wheel clamps should be used on cars at the repeat offenders homes. Any driver caught driving while disqualified should also be wheel clamped. more »

Police Powerless

June 18th, 2007
"Police powerless to persue speeding near schools" was the heading of these two articles in the paper this morning. What the Police should do, is act as lollipop people and any drivers "charging through" should have their cars impounded for a month. The… more »

Who did you vote for?

June 15th, 2007
A letter to the Herald today that caught my eye. and with unmarked speed camera vans coming, rather than more unmarked highway patrol cars, it seems it'll just be more of the same. more »

Faulty school zone lights

June 8th, 2007
The RTA has had flashing lights installed at 100 schools, as I drive around I have noticed these expensive light units breaking down and have logged them on the site. These are of course only the few schools that have flashing lights in my area, what… more »

Students working back?

June 7th, 2007
A listener called into 2BG around 5pm yesterday 30th May to say the lights on Anzac Pde (presumably Sydney Boys' High at Moore Park) were still flashing. more »

48 Hours?

June 3rd, 2007
Teen caught doing 200km/h in 80km/h zone Sunday Jun 3 07:31 AEST An 18-year-old has been caught driving 200km/h in an 80km/h zone in Melbourne's south-east. Victoria Police impounded the man's vehicle after he was detected weaving in and out of traffic… more »

Another one

May 31st, 2007
A report on 2GB at around 5pm yesterday 30th May to say the lights on Anzac Pde (presumably Sydney Boys' High at Moore Park) were still flashing. Maybe pupils were were working back late. Yesterday thelights onthe South end of the Taren Point public… more »

Most of a letter

May 30th, 2007
This letter was in the Daily Telegraph this morning, in relpy to a person who says has no trouble with school zones. My letter had been pruned a little, and left out what I thought was an important line.… more »

On line again

May 29th, 2007
Sorry the web site was off today because it ran out of space , but here we are again. All the news today was about speed cameras in the Lane Cove Tunnel. 10,000 drivers were booked, in six weeks, many multible times. It seems they were caught out when… more »

Welcome new visitors

May 28th, 2007
Hi to those who have joined via the Alan Jones show, his jokes may be left wanting but if an issue needs attention he's your man. As I only get to see the flashing lights around the Southern suburbs and these lights have had problems, what is happening… more »

What a coincidence

May 25th, 2007
The 3 non working school zone flashing light units on The Kingsway Miranda have been fixed. The repairmen were just packing up the witches hats they had around their truck at the last one outside Westfield as I drove past at 3.00pm. So the three faulty… more »

Flashing lights do work

May 25th, 2007
Here's a letter to the Telegraph earlier this week I did drive especially down The Kingsway yesterday afternoon to check on the Miranda non working lights and they were still out. THREE WITHIN 300 METERS!!! How many drivers this week will loose their… more »

Not getting better

May 24th, 2007
After a bit of shopping I headed home along The Kingsway Miranda, it was afternoon school zone time, and guess what? The flashing lights on this large sign outside Miranda Fair weren't working.hello I took the photo, drove about another 100 meters and… more »

A tale of two schools #2

May 22nd, 2007
As there was renewed interest in school zones because of the increased penalties I e-mailed this to the paper but it missed the cut. ...................................................................... Dear Sir, Liberal MP Pru Goward has been caught… more »

Another faulty Light

May 18th, 2007
On the Kingsway Miranda heading South after Sylvania rd. I saw this one at 3.35pm this afternoon (Friday) How long it's been off I don't know but I'll keep an eye on it to see when the "back to base" feature kicks in. more »

Well that didn't work.

May 17th, 2007
About two years ago the then roads minister Mr Micheal Costa, because of media pressure, nearly halved the fine for low speed violations at school zones to show that it wasn't revenue raising. The demerit points was raised to 3 I heard on the radio this… more »

Tale of two school zones

May 15th, 2007
There are two school zones in the Sutherland shire less than 2 kilometers apart. One is on Taren point rd alongside the back boundry of Taren Point Public school. This school zone has large flashing lights at either end of the zone. This morning I… more »

Speaking of......

May 11th, 2007
Speaking of "state of the art". I read that buses are going to get "state of the art" video security cameras. I drove through Blakehurst this morning all the warning lights (that I saw)at the two school zones there,.... WERE working. more »

State of the art

May 3rd, 2007
Now I might be a little, how do I say ......."passionate" about school zones but I do not drive around checking on the flashing lights that are in the local area, that are some of the 100 sites installed at the cost of $7.2,million, but as I go to and… more »

At last

May 2nd, 2007
Well the overhead flashing light at Blakehurst that failed "last month" has been repaired. If one light unit out of the one hundred sites fails and it takes about a week to fix, how long will it take to when all schools have them?… more »

No change

April 30th, 2007
A weekend and two more school zone times have gone by and there is no blinking change to the non working overhead flashing light at Blakehurst. Maybe they'll get around to fixing it next month. more »

Spot the difference

April 29th, 2007
This photo is of the new expensive flashing lights that the RTA had installed,(on the left hand sign), at the Princes Highway Kogarah heading south late last year. As you can see they are obscured by a row of young trees planted on the nature strip as… more »

Back to base

April 28th, 2007
One thing about the fancy expensive flashing lights that the RTA have had installed at 100 schools is that they have a "back to base" feature. If there is a malfunction the faulty unit in question calls for help. The faulty flashing light at Blakehurst,… more »

Not again

April 26th, 2007
Modern technology. Guess what? This morning at 8.50 this "yard arm" style fancy flashing light unit at Blakehurst wasn't working. This afternoon at 3.10 pm it still wasn't working when I took this photo. As you can see the second expensive unit on the… more »

Thinking outside the square....At Last!

April 17th, 2007
I drove on Taren Pt Rd this afternoon and glanced over to the overhead flashing light I mentioned in my last page, and saw a change of thinking, the school zone sign on the center median strip, now has flashing lights attached. The idea of only having… more »

It's sad

April 3rd, 2007
This morning I drove to Hurstville and as I went through the Princes Highway and King Georges intersection I looked up and couldn't see the overhead flashing light working. I can't be 100% sure and as it was peakhour, and I didn't turn around to double… more »

New signs

March 16th, 2007
The previous page was to let someone see what I have had out there recently, without looking too far back through the site. ..................................................................... This afternoon I placed a new "Let's Keep Collier..LAST"… more »

Getting the message out

March 16th, 2007
For some reason all photos are missing WHICH GOVERNMENT 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… more »

Exposure (To be continued)

March 14th, 2007
The local ALP member for Miranda is Mr Collier These signs went up overnight, no doubt to expand on his recent flyer. So I thought what could I do to use the wording of this heartfelt plea. This afternoon (same day) my suggestion greeted the… more »