Case dismissed!

November 11th, 2005
Are magistrates getting an idea that school zones can be a little bit unfair. Last week it was people booked on a pupil free day that were let off. This report was in the paper this morning.… more »

"I slow down"

November 8th, 2005
"What do you do when you find yourself in the middle of a school zone?" I asked a lady customer in Gymea bay this afternoon. "I slow down" she said "Too late if youre half way in a zone" I said, and told me she had been caught at the camera at Gymea.… more »

The postman's been.

October 30th, 2005
I emailed the previous road minister in July /05 ................................................................... ................................................................... A letter in reply came on 19/10/05… more »

MY FOI REQUEST...Back to the drawing board.

October 30th, 2005
At long last I received information back in answer to my request under the Freedom of information act, but alas it's taken from 2/8/05 to 20/10/05 to get here and it's the wrong stuff. Not very helpful, but I'll bat on, it just shows up another level of… more »

Bonnet Bay

October 24th, 2005
Driving Down Tudor Ave Bonnet Bay at 2.45pm last friday I saw something flashing in the distance, it attracted my attention and it was lights flashing on the school zone sign. The photo doesn't show this but as I took a couple of photos cars drove past… more »

And the winner is !!!!!!!!!!

October 21st, 2005
. School zone cameras were in the news again with one in Mosman featuring as the top money earner. .................................................................... .................................................................... How many of the… more »

21 days?

October 12th, 2005
The wait for my Freedom of information request concerning the Kogarah and Gymea school zones is now in it's third month. . When I first applied 2nd August I was told there was a backlog, which sounded a little like the "as soon as possible" reply to my… more »

New Zealand

October 9th, 2005
I've been told (Hi big sister) that new Zealand is to introduce 40 kmh school zones. The experience with school zones in NSW is not what could be called a good role model, and motorists over there will soon realise this, when the fines and the demerit… more »

October 6th, 2005
The Reason for school zone santa is explained in the Category "About school zone santa." The other pages and categories I've posted are mostly santa's thoughts on other road related subjects while waiting for RTA decisions on school zones The RTA were… more »

Never ending story

October 4th, 2005
From today's paper. Another candidate for wheel clamps. ........................................................................ ........................................................................ I would imagine if he is convicted of this alleged… more »

welcome

October 1st, 2005
Hi to new visitors. There hasn't been much on the school zone question lately , but it's not forgotten. I've made a few phone calls and next month there should be more to report. Here's a recent letter in our local paper.… more »

How many more are out there?

September 28th, 2005
Just a couple of more examples of candidates for wheel clamps (see "P" Plate crisis category ON RIGHT ) -----> ...................................................................... ......................................................................… more »

By passed.

September 26th, 2005
The E-mail I sent to the paper about the Bangor bypass article in the Leader, was printed, although by adjusting my letter to make it fit, now looks a little like I'm having a go at the Police.… more »

Bangor bypass

September 21st, 2005
I e-mailed an observation on the 365 drivers caught by the police (previous page) to the Leader. We need road rules, but we need sensible rules and limits. The 70 kmh speed limit on the bypass is ridiculous. Or maybe I'm missing something,and there is a… more »

More wheel clamps needed.

September 16th, 2005
Today's local paper has a police operation report. There's two drivers that caught my eye. . Drivers like the two above,have to be made to realize that you can't drive while disqualified.… more »

Wheel clamps

September 14th, 2005
Tonight Mr Scouby of the pedestrian council said on "A Current Affair " that 10% of drivers on the road are disqualified. I don't know if this is an accurate figure but if it's true, the demerit point system as a deterrent is not working. Every day… more »

It won't go away.

September 14th, 2005
Talk back radio was on again today about school zones. An NRMA report in the papers sparked renewed interest, and good on Ray Hadley for keeping the debate going. Some of the information on 2GB was more detailed than what I read in my paper. This story… more »

Nightmare

September 13th, 2005
I'm still waiting for the school zone information from the "freedom of information people" Here's another topic. What happened to the banks, when they were deregulated? The NRMA since demutualisation? How much it costs to park at the airport since it… more »

Parking Meter Blues

September 9th, 2005
As regulars know I have a thing about wasting money on over engineering as in Mellenium train , Collins class submarines etc. On 2GB this morning Jason Morrison was talking about our solar powered parking meters in the ciy. You know the ones that… more »

Thoughts

September 8th, 2005
Nothing on the School zone front .............................................. I was sorry to see last week's resignation of Mr Brogden. He had a few drinks and seems to have made a bit of a fool of himself. Who hasn't? Let he who is without sin cast… more »

Sad Times

September 6th, 2005
........................................................................ My real and imagined concerns are almost laughable, when I see the misery in the USA after the hurricane. Most of the people that are most affected have the least. Let's just hope… more »

August 30th, 2005
On Talk back radio this morning there was Bob, who admitted to a "voluminous" driving record and who was very clever and got off two red light fines in a short space of time, and kept his points (he said) by fronting up at court. How many innocent… more »

Little bit of nonsense

August 27th, 2005
In readiness for the Cross city tunnel opening next monday 26/8/05 I wanted to add other thoughts about what would happen to traffic flow if there's a computor glich, break down or accident in peak hour, and the tunnel would close and all the traffic… more »

Storm clouds

August 26th, 2005
I happened to tune into "A current Affair "tonight and guess what, another story about dodgy speed cameras Modern Technology, great if it works. Talk back radio today was wall to wall tunnel and about the RTA saying that it'll be chaos on Monday when… more »

Where's Kyrayztan?

August 25th, 2005
Kyrayztan is one of the 61 different contries that have logged on so far this month. He/she I must admit didn't stay on long,as my bitching about the cross city tunnel wouldn't really be of much interest to a Kyrayztanian. The Telegraph had a page ad… more »

NRMA (Nothing really matters anymore)

August 23rd, 2005
There was a letter in the Telegraph (22/8/05 )and the writer was complaining that the NRMA should stick to road service and not waste money on things, like the cross city tunnel. I don't agree, the NRMA was set up to help members and if something… more »

Rat run maps

August 22nd, 2005
I read in the Telegraph that the NRMA is going to have maps printed to show motorists how to get around the cross city tunnel tollway. I sent this e-mail to the Telegraph. .....................................................................… more »

Why School Zone Santa?

August 18th, 2005
Well the santa suit was to stand out and it also helped keep my identity private as all I wanted to do was get a bit of action on the flashing light issue. I wasn't doing it because I am bitter at being fined at a school zone (I haven't) but drivers… more »

RTA 's troubles continue

August 17th, 2005
"FIVE ANGRY DRIVERS BEAT THE RTA'S SCHOOL TRAP" THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (16/8/05)has a report about 5 drivers caught by a school zone speed camera on a pupil free day. They went to court and won and the magistrate ruled against the RTA. It was a gazetted… more »

Mellenium madness

August 16th, 2005
On 2GB this afternoon the boss of state rail was interviewed about the new rail time table. A question put to him was where were all the mellenium trains as this train travelling listener never sees one. Well it seems due to the fact the these trains… more »