Donkey votes

March 13th, 2007
This is the text of a letter in the Daily Telegraph yesterday 12/3/07 ................................................................ One wonders how many people will walk into polling booths in less than two weeks with little idea of who they are… more »

Ahh what's number one?

March 12th, 2007
This sign was put up by "someone" this morning on the Princes Highway Sylvania, seen by many thousands of voters heading into the city. more »

Is it worth the trouble?

March 11th, 2007
This week I received this e-mail, ..................................................................... Hi, I love the site and the campaign. I got caught by the camera at Kogarah ........ into the new school year having become used to the non-school… more »

Wheel clamps

March 1st, 2007
On the radio news today was the anouncement that the government was looking at the idea of wheel clamping the cars of hoons at their homes, and increasing the fine for hooning behaviour. This wheel clamping idea I wrote about in "The P plate driver… more »

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 »

Why ?

January 31st, 2007
It was asked today why I'm doing santa again. Look in the archives, I've never stopped. We were promised flashing lights at school zones. At Kogarah which generated $6.5 million in fines in 2003/2004 alone, all the RTA could afford , or thought was… more »

A" Clayton's "flashing light school zone

January 29th, 2007
There are Flashing lights on the North and South ends on the Princes Hwy at the Kogarah School zone but there are three other busy roads leading into the school Zone. This morning School zone santa and two of santa's helpers, Alex and Ron went to the… more »

Why Santa's Back.

January 28th, 2007
Flashing lights at school zones were promised. What did we get? Expensive solar powered units placed on school signs behind poles, behind trees, around bends and in the case of Kogarah only on two of the five entry points into the school zone. So… more »

Not to be

January 22nd, 2007
I had written to the then Roads Minister Mr Costa about the middle fence at the Kogarah school zone, sugesting that it would be better along the Eastern footpath to stop kids from accidently stepping on the roadway wheh they all come out at once at 3… more »

Where's common sense???

January 16th, 2007
So there have been flashing lights installed at selected schools. But what is the rule for installation of school zone signs? Do school zones start say, at exactly 100 meters from the school, if so, do signs have to go there no matter what, even… more »

There's more

January 7th, 2007
Driving down to Bulli yesterday I saw more Type 1 flashing lights at school zones and today saw more at Nowra, so they are spreading. The number announced to be installed initialy, was 100 sites so that will leave 3900 schools left to do. more »