Freedom of information

August 15th, 2005
My request to the RTA for information under the FOI act concerning the Kogarah and Gymea school zones was confirmed by letter, and then I received a phone call last Friday to say it was being passed onto the Traffic Infringment department as the… more »

Unmarked Police Cars

August 12th, 2005
There was discussion on the radio today and it appears the police want more unmarked police cars to catch the "bad" (my word) drivers, the ones who sulk behind a marked police car,then speed off,and break all sorts of road rules when the coast is clear.… more »

"Bagdad Bob"

August 11th, 2005
The Telegraph this morning reported that a driver went to court and beat the RTA on a speed camera fine. It appeares the the RTA couldn't prove to the court that the camera's information couldn't be inaccurate. To make it a really bad day for the RTA… more »

What is the answer?

August 9th, 2005
In the last page I wrote about a 30 year old woman caught driving even though he is disqualified till 2042. That was Saturday and Sundays paper had another 2 reports so I thought I'd share the wheel clamp idea. I e-mailed the letters page.… more »

How many are out there?

August 7th, 2005
In this morning's paper Sunday Telegraph (7/8/05) there's a report about a 30yr woman caught behind the wheel( allegedl)y when stopped for a random breath test. This driver is already disqualified from driving till 2042. The idea of loosing points and… more »

Shuffle Shuffle

August 4th, 2005
We have a new roads minister Will the E-mail I sent in Febuary and the one sent recently to Mr Costa be passed on to the new minister, or do I need to resubmit. They are printed and the response with the "as soon as possible" replies, a couple of pages… more »

Welcome new visitors

August 1st, 2005
I haven't seen the leader yet, but if that's why you're here, thanks for the interest. Who and why I have embarked on this "mission" is explained (hopefully) in the "About school zone santa" category. A suggestion given to me today, that maybe to stop… more »

"75 year old desperado"

July 28th, 2005
As there was press release about school zones The Leader rang me for comment as they know through my "School zone santa" antics I would be interested in anything new concerning this issue Why there ever was a school zone santa is explained in the… more »

Same old ,same old

July 26th, 2005
As I have not seen any media about the completion of the school zone "flashing light" trial I e-mailed Mr Costa on (24/7/05) ...................................................................... Dear Mr Costa When you took up the challenge of your new… more »

Foxtel customers.

July 22nd, 2005
Yesterday I did a small job at a house in Carlton and by way of conversation asked if they had pay TV. Yes we have Foxtel. Satelite? I asked. They did and did not realize that "free to air" 7 and 10 were missing until after installation. As they had… more »

Foxtel Digital

July 19th, 2005
I'm working on a new sign and a few facts and figures to go on the web site when new visitors log on when I get out there again. The old sign was a bit too subtle for some people so I'll have to be more direct in my wording. Something to catch the eye,… more »

Solar powered parking meters.

July 18th, 2005
In March there was a report in the Daily Telegraph about problems with the roll out of 1000 super dooper new parking meters A lot of these independant (solar powered)units weren't "switched on" but "didn't have power problems"the reporter was told. A… more »

Foxtel's big catch.

July 12th, 2005
The ads on TV are coming thick and fast about a "big catch"promotion and that so many of the great advertised programs are now only availiable on Foxtel Digital. There is another catch with Foxtel satellite Digital that is kept "on a need to know but… more »

The "TRIALS" are over.

July 12th, 2005
It won't be long now before we get the results of the RTA's school zone "flashing light" trial. Do drivers slow down at school zones that have flashing lights or will the data be "inconclusive" and some committee will have to look at it and report on… more »

School zones (Foxtel people next page)

July 5th, 2005
No I haven't forgotten about school zones and I'm waiting for an RTA announcement re the results of their school zone "flashing light "trials. I have read about a raft of new and amended penalties for motorists but can't find any mention of extra… more »

BIG BROTHER

June 27th, 2005
WELCOME TO NEW VISITORS Most of you I assume, would be after you saw my sign. How many thousands of drivers saw it this morning? Peakhour on a major highway into Sydney. Why would I be bothered to go to the trouble? I can't stand people being hoodwinked… more »

Thinking of switching to Foxtel Digital?

June 3rd, 2005
A differant topic that you might find interesting. DO YOU LIVE IN AN BAD TV RECEPTION AREA? THINKING OF "SWITCHING" FROM OPTUS VISION TO FOXTEL DIGITAL ? BEFORE YOU SIGN, TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO READ THE FOLLOWING... We had been with Optus Vision for a… more »

$6 billion and counting.

June 1st, 2005
I just saw a news item on TV and it appears an Adelaide company has won the tender to build 3 Air warfare destroyers "The nations biggest and most complex defence project" The winning company won because of their "Value for money bid" This same company… more »

Thanks

May 31st, 2005
Thank you to the people that keep logging on. There hasn't been much to say on school zone at the moment that I haven't said before. I have done work in the homes of two serving Police in the last week and they both agreed with me about the farce of… more »

School zones

May 21st, 2005
All quiet on the school zone front, apart from a couple of mentions on afternoon talkback, but who ever I ask, yes they have been caught,or know someone who has. All I ask, would slow down for flashing lights at school zones. Things don't seem to be… more »

Ten great years of ideas and achivements.

May 13th, 2005
That is the heading in today's Southern shire leader. Mr Carr proudly talks about the Cross city tunnel being six months ahead of schedule and the M7 west link 4 months ahead too. Mr Carr doesn't mention these are privately funded and built and the… more »

WOW!!!!!

May 4th, 2005
Big news yesterday, a Spit Hill speed camera was uprooted and is going to be installed on the F3. It should work pretty well there as this one malfunctions when "heavy laden vehicles" come near it. Should be a good little money spinner as quite a few… more »

Pit Bull

May 3rd, 2005
Today talk back radio was wall to wall pit bull terriers and that something should be done about them. There was much ado last week about the car hoons at the rocks etc. Then there was the "Bali Nine"and poor Chappell But the day's topics are the day's… more »

Old McDonald had a farm.

April 30th, 2005
"A current affair " did a story this week about the disrepect shown to police at Brighton, The Rocks and in Melbourne. Groups of young men openly taunting police and calling them "pigs" and "Dogs" ,and the police appearantly powerless to take any… more »

Police /Public Relations?

April 28th, 2005
I'm back, and so is school and school zones. Last Thursday morning I noticed a couple of vans and busy workmen swarming over the school zone speed camera at Gymea and that same afternoon, 3 vans were parked on the Eastern footpath at kogarah as they… more »

Media secret.

April 20th, 2005
I rang the office of the opposition roads minister Mr Stoner today and yes there was a press release on the 15th April and we are going to get flashing lights at school zones when we have a change of government. As Mr Carr is stumbling from crisis to… more »

Votes count.

April 17th, 2005
Saturdays Hearld had a small story about speed cameras in Britain. I tried to scan it, but must be missing a step. Here's the 2 fingered version. .................................................................. VOTE CATCHER Speed cameras will be a… more »

Was I dreaming?

April 16th, 2005
I'm sorry if I've misled anybody, but I wrote last night that the NSW's opposition said it was going to get "flashing lights" at school zones if it wins the next election. I heard this on 2GB,or did I? Nothing mentioned on any other news. Even after all… more »

A sure vote winner.

April 16th, 2005
Great news !!! The State Liberals announced today that they are going to put "flashing lights" at school zones if elected at the next election. It will cost $40 million and be done on a priority basis. This has also trumped any move by the Carr… more »

Random breath test

April 14th, 2005
I read a story in the telegraph where a driver is pulled in for a RBT and speeds off. The police pursue and catch him and one of 4 pit bull terriers in the car attacks one of the officers, and when capsicum spray didn't work the dog was shot. Surprise,… more »