I'll Take the bus lane and the Coroner is caught out.

April 17th, 2006
...................................................................... ......................................................................... This is a photo of the Road minister Eric Roozendal's vehicle overtaking cars illegally (alleged)in a Bus… more »

Action.

April 11th, 2006
The Lurgano man was on radio talkback again on Friday and is going to do what I had planned a year and a half ago. Put up a set of his own flashing lights onto a school zone sign to see what happens. Obviously the RTA might have a problem with this, but… more »

Keep it simple stupid.

March 30th, 2006
This afternoon there was a bit of school zone common sense on afternoon Talkback on 2GB. A well known gentleman from Lurgano came on the radio and he has been able to price a school zone flashing light system for $174 that the RTA say will cost them… more »

Speed camera troubles

March 23rd, 2006
The RTA went to the supreme court to appeal against a lower court finding that a speed camera speeding fine was invalid. The driver was adamant that he wasn't speeding and disputed the fine. The RTA with all its fancy expensive lawyers lost the appeal… more »

I'm still here

March 8th, 2006
Nothing new to report on the school zone issue. The road news at the fore, is about the Cross city tunnel where they have halved the toll to try and get drivers to use it and it hasn't made much difference. Oh dear they can't be making much of a profit,… more »

Doesn't time fly?

February 28th, 2006
This time twelve months ago was my last day at the Kogarah school zone with my santa suit and sign, and I can say I'm a lot more relaxed now. What a month that was. What has happened in the 365 days since then? The cost of fines for low range speeding… more »

Never ending story

February 23rd, 2006
Talk back was into school zones this after noon but it appears that the new roads minister was unavaiable. With ferries, buses ,toll tunnels and all the other problems I don't think he wants to be pressed on this matter.… more »

Cross city tunnel blues

February 15th, 2006
This bit of Sydney's roadwork is back in the news again ,with the new boss of the tunnel (imported from Queensland) being called a F...wit by our Premier. I heard the new boss interviewed on radio and he doesn't think there is a problem with the public… more »

Do school zones work?

February 12th, 2006
They will never work 100% because there are drivers who think that rules are only for other people. You make these misfits pay dearly. Reporters from The Sunday Telegraph(Sydney) using radar guns conducted speed checks at 4 school zones over 2 days and… more »

Talkback flashing lights.

February 6th, 2006
It was big on talkback radio today and Mr Tripodi was using the "we have to get it right" line Mr Debnam "will install Flashing lights as soon as he's elected" "As soon as "wasn't what I was told when I rang his Office. It will cost an enormous amount… more »

Congratulations Sunday Telgraph

February 5th, 2006
Sorry about the improvised spacing, something's not working right....... Todays Sunday Telegraph's two page spread said it all....................... School zones as they are now don't work...................................… more »

Circumstances have changed

February 2nd, 2006
I was told that a politician had told the media that he would consider the idea of wheel clamping the vehicles repeat driving offenders at their homes, which sounds a bit like the idea I wrote about in the "P" plate category. I rang the opposition… more »

Police shortage?

January 30th, 2006
The telegraph this morning had a report today that we need more Police. That's something I've said all along ,accurate cameras but lots more highway patol to catch the real transgressors. I e-mailed a letter to the editor on 9/1/06 which wasn't printed. more »

Water Water everywhere

January 29th, 2006
I have been criticized for writing about everything except school zones. The biggest thing against "flashing lights" is the cost of installation and maintinence,so lack of money will be the excuse for deferring action. I try to highlight obvious waste… more »

January 28th, 2006
The problem with impounding a car is that the driver might not own the car, or isn't the only user and that is used as an excuse in court. I think a way around that is explained in my The "P" plate crisis catetgory You can have your car impounded for… more »

A ferry hasn't hit a wharf today.

January 25th, 2006
I've noticed a few of these ads in the paper lately, and it appears that the millenium trains are great ...now. No doubt they are a great bit of technology but at what price? What I'd like to see in the ad is the original tender price of suppling these… more »

Toll Roads

January 15th, 2006
In an hour and a half the M7 becomes a real toll road when the free "softening up" period comes to an end. I believe the M7 is very good, even though there was confusion with drivers having multiple choice speed limits at one spot. "Its someone elses… more »

Suffering wildlife

January 11th, 2006

The Road Toll

January 9th, 2006
The holiday road roll in Australia has been the worst for years. A very sad time for the people left behind. What is not really mentioned is the toll of the badly injured and maimed. Its as though it's only news if there's a fatality. How many lives… more »

Spit hill revisited?

January 6th, 2006
In Febuary 05 there was consternation when buses that couldn't attain the alledged speed were being booked by one of the speed cameras on the Spit at Mosman( I wrote about it on 17/2/05) The official line was that the camera was only faulty with buses.… more »

Confusing?

January 5th, 2006
Here's a photo taken in Britain. It appears the motorists there, can get mixed messages too . more »

Happy New Year

January 2nd, 2006
What speed is it here? We drove back from the southcoast yesterday, very glad to be in an airconditioned car as it was nearly 44 celcius outside. There were so many cars parked with overheating problems on the way back I regreted that I didn't have… more »

SCHOOL ZONE SANTA IS ONE YEAR OLD

December 21st, 2005
And what has he achieved one might ask? Well he has a bit of a profile now and when I ring or write at least they know what I'm about. The letters and e-mails I've sent and the promises made and the subsequent inaction has given me foundation to build… more »

Christmas, a time of goodwill?

December 13th, 2005
Well sense has come to the Bangor Bypass and the speed limit has been raised from 70 to 80 k/mh. 10 k/mh mightn't seem much, but does make a real difference. ................................................................... If only the trouble in the… more »

Testing.

December 7th, 2005
I caught listener on 2GB this morning talking about flashing lights being tested at St Catherines in Waverly (Sydney's East) The 40 on the school zone sign was circled by small lights. Why not just two orange flashing lights on the school zone signs?… more »

OH DEAR !!!!

December 2nd, 2005
The news on the cross city tunnel doesn't appear too good. It appears that the affected traffic is horrendous in the CBD and the number of extra drivers using the tunnel isn't quite what would make the CCT shareholders rub their hands with glee. All… more »

Cross City Tunnel

November 29th, 2005
Well it'll be on again on Thursday when the 6 week "no toll" period ends and paying is again required. The "rat run" to avoid paying the toll has been made even more difficult by extra work carried out in the last 6 weeks.… more »

80 km/h for the Bangor bypass

November 22nd, 2005
Our Premier has announced that the speed limit on the Bangor bypass will be raised from 70 to 80 in December. A little bit of common sense. ....................................................................… more »

Photo opportunity.

November 17th, 2005
I see in today's Leader that our roads minister Mr Tripodi was at the switching on of the new pedestrian traffic lights at Bangor. These are to replace the old pedestrian bridge. ...................................................................… more »

40 zones don't work

November 13th, 2005
Today tonight had a story this week about school zones in Victoria, then there was the report in the Telegraph I mentioned on my last page. So to try and keep the pot simmering I emailed this into the telegraph and it made the letters page on 12/11/05… more »