Speed cameras to be ripped out

July 27th, 2011
Quarter of speed cameras in NSW turned off http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/breaking-news/quarter-of-speed-cameras-in-nsw-turned-off/story-e6freuyi-1226102722240 "the cameras being removed raised $10 million during their time in use." said Mr… more »

speed camera audit smoke and mirrors

July 27th, 2011
Addicted to speed http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/our-states-speed-camera-craving-for-more-revenue/story-e6freuy9-1226102281369 The top money raising speed cameras in NSW are all variable speed cameras in school zones Speed cameras in school zones… more »

Speed camera audit findings out tommorrow.

July 26th, 2011
Speed camera audit findings out tomorrow http://www.nsw.liberal.org.au/achievements/renovate-infrastructure/speed-zones more »

Will there be a freak accident, or a preventable one?

July 22nd, 2011
Trees have worked out (without discernable brains) that to be able to stand up and not fall over, it's best that you send out branches evenly as shown in this first photo. Intelligent man however plant trees that can grow to a large size underneath… more »

RTA boss carpeted

July 21st, 2011
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/rta-boss-michael-bushby-carpeted-over-speed-limit-mess/story-e6freuy9-1226097828692 Mr Busby has to reapply for his job, is there any chance his appilcation will be rejected? "Auditor-general Peter Achterstraat's… more »

Road Minister Gay what was my question again ?

July 9th, 2011
A blond was asked if she wanted coffee or tea? She answered "yeeeess" On June 1st I emailed the NSW Roads Minister Gay… more »

Xmas in July for motorists?

July 4th, 2011
Apil 2011 NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell says any camera found to be a revenue raiser rather than a safety enhancer will be removed. (ABC News: Giulio Saggin, file photo) "The New South Wales Government has begun an audit of the state's speed cameras, and… more »

Good works pays fines

July 1st, 2011
"People too poor to pay their fines will be allowed to work off their debts by volunteering with charities" (from the Daily Telegraph) http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-nsw/charity-work-to-be-used-to-pay-fines/story-e6freuzi-1226085202360 The… more »

US Evangelist Jason Hooper claims he's on a mission from god

June 26th, 2011
American Preacher Jason Hooper fronts Macksville Court on high range drink driving charges after he smashed his car in Macksville on the way from Kempsey to Coffs Harbour. He had been drinking double shot spirits for 3 hours prior to making the trip up… more »

Which is the odd one out

June 20th, 2011
No 1 No 2 No3 Guess which one is the odd one out.* As it costs $50,000 to punish a criminal in NSW by locking he/she up for one year, I looked again at Sheriff Joe Arpaio's tent prison in the USA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxNgJk0WSqs That's what is… more »

No reply

June 17th, 2011
No reply as yet from the Premier's office to the email I sent last month. ......................................................................... This letter I sent into the Telegraph after being ignored by Mr Roozendaal/office back in '07 After that… more »

Cleveland st Moore park speed camera

June 14th, 2011
Once again the cleveland st cameras tops the money making list http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/camera-eyes-on-revenue-on-nsw-roads/story-fn6b3v4f-1226073930145 I emailed the Telegraph… more »

Millions of dollars reaped from cameras

June 10th, 2011
Speed cameras rake in millions at Beverly Hills and Kogarah (From the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader 9 JUNE) SPEED cameras at Beverly Hills and Kogarah have been among the top revenue raisers over the past five years.… more »

Sydney Lane Cove Tunnel fines to be refunded after glitch

June 7th, 2011
"Sydney Lane Cove Tunnel fines to be refunded after glitch" (from the Daily Telegraph website) THE NSW government will pay back about $32,000 in fines to motorists caught speeding in Sydney's Lane Cove Tunnel after the certification of two cameras was… more »

Speed cameras again

June 1st, 2011
I emailed the Roads Minister Duncan Gay tonight after seeing stories on both "Today Tonight" and "A Current Affair" about those "revenue raising" speed cameras.… more »

Texting while driving

May 31st, 2011
From the Daily Telegraph "Just five seconds can kill when drivers use handsets while driving" Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/just-five-seconds-can-kill-texting-death-at-80m/story-e6frfro0-1226066092374#ixzz1NvSLyFEk My idea to to help cut… more »

Fashion Confidential

May 29th, 2011
I once emailed the Telegraph and asked why they printed a "fashion" photo of a couple of sad looking emaciated models which could send a bad example for young female body consious readers. My letter wasn't printed… more »

Supercheap Auto for cheap graffiti supplies.

May 21st, 2011
Graffiti purging gets serious "SUTHERLAND Shire Council and police united on Graffiti Action Day at the weekend and launched a manual for residents who want to help remove eyesores from their neighbourhood."(from the St George and Sutherland Shire… more »

Letter to the editor

May 18th, 2011
.................................................................................................................................................. The letter as The Telegraph shortened it, appears to be just opposition, but with no solutions. This is… more »

Welcome to a one month old new State Government

May 1st, 2011
ROCKDALE MP John Flowers has been on a disability pension, reportedly for agoraphobia, a fear of open spaces. And the Liberal Party knew Mr Flowers was on the pension when he ran for Parliament, but decided to wait to see if he won before acting on it.… more »

Money's no object

April 30th, 2011
Out with the "old" and in with the new Very expensive flashing lights were installed at the school zone on President Ave Gymea a few years ago. Flashing is really a bad describtion because they didn't flash, rather they slowly went on .... off on .....… more »

NSW GOVT ORDERS SPEED CAMERA AUDIT

April 17th, 2011
http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/newsevents/downloads/minister_releases/2011_04_06_speedcameras.pdf "If any of the state's 172 fixed speed cameras are found to to have no effect on road saftey they will be ripped out. Ineffective" speed cameras will be ripped… more »

Graffiti

April 13th, 2011
Someone sent me this email apparently after seeing my graffiti category somewhere. http://schoolzonesanta.com/index.php/2009/07/22/graffiti_update… more »

Anti--Carbon tax rally Blacktown

April 9th, 2011
Beautiful day for a peaceful rally with great speakers and protesters http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/pro-and-anticarbon-tax-protesters-take-to-streets-20110409-1d8h3.html… more »

I'll rip out cash cow cameras

April 7th, 2011
"I'll rip out cash cow cameras" said Premier Barry O'Farrell. http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/ill-rip-out-cash-cow-cameras-ofarrell-20110407-1d5ih.html My letter on 24 March http://schoolzonesanta.com/index.php/2011/03/24/speed_cameras_nsw… more »

Thousands demonstrate for and against carbon tax

April 3rd, 2011
Thousands of people turned up for the event on Saturday morning, many waving derogatory banners and placards aimed at Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Greens leader Bob Brown.… more »

First things first.

March 30th, 2011
I get a little disillusioned at times, I emailed the paper yesterday and they didn't print it. I wonder why? A new Government is elected for NSW, lots to do and needing lots of money to do it. NSW is a shambles… more »

Margin for error on speeding reduced to zero

March 29th, 2011
That will real good for people's licences when the next 40 mobil speed cameras are rolled out in July. http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/margin-for-error-on-speeding-reduced-to-zero-20110324-1c8kp.html Maybe after July there will be enough in kitty to… more »

Enough signs for South st.

March 28th, 2011
I had asked the roads Minister to see about an extra sign at South st Kogarah for drivers entering the school zone there http://schoolzonesanta.com/index.php/2011/01/14/south_st_reminder Today I received a reply from the RTA I gave an example of a… more »

Speed cameras NSW

March 24th, 2011
The mobile speed cameras are to be allowed to set up in 3000 more locations, what a surprize http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-nsw/three-thousand-more-speed-cameras-set-to-sting/story-e6freuzi-1226026363929 I emailed the Daily Telegraph.… more »