Anti carbon tax rally Canberra

March 23rd, 2011
"Violent Extremists" I joined the protest on the lawn in front of Parliament house Canberra today alongside all the other violent extremists to show disfavour to a carbon tax.… more »

Core promise or just a promise?

March 15th, 2011
"ALMOST 500 school zones will be equipped with flashing lights under a Coalition government." The Telegraph link below seems now to have a shelf life, so I've put up the whole article… more »

Where will it end?

March 15th, 2011
As my other website wwww.protectkids.com.au shows, I don't just think about speed cameras and cars. I saw a Foxtel doco this week about a lady who thought the TV show "Married with children" when it first came out wasn't suitable viewing, and didn't… more »

Policeman bashed . Kids going off the rails

March 15th, 2011
No respect, no real consequences "Queensland cop fights for life after bashing" http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8210340/queensland-cop-fights-for-life-after-bashing When will a stand be taken, to make people think before acting in this manner?… more »

Street racing

March 15th, 2011
Cameras v Police How many really serious, dangerous, speeding drivers are caught on a fixed speed camera? http://schoolzonesanta.com/index.php/2010/12/28/real_cops_real_results Today there was another news report about street racing, caught by… more »

Macquarie bank buys speed camera company Redflex

March 15th, 2011
The Hon. ERIC ROOZENDAAL: "I would be happy if speed cameras did not raise a cent;" http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/Prod/parlment/hansart.nsf/V3Key/LC20070510017 Ex Roads Minister David Campbell, "announced the reintroduction of mobile speed cameras in… more »

Circumstances have changed

March 15th, 2011
Yes, I vowed no carbon tax: said Prime Minister Ms.Gillard Prime Minister Julia Gillard has admitted she promised there would be no carbon tax during the election and now (after the election) says"circumstances had changed."… more »

Sponsorship for school zone signs.

March 1st, 2011
For years I have thought that one way to speed up the roll out of flashing lights at schools, would be to allow advertising on the school zone signs to pay for them. No not a price list of this week's specials at a local liquor store, but something like… more »

Now you see it now you don't.

February 14th, 2011
Driving through Lurgano/Peakhurst I see that the Peter Olsen's flashing lights that have been working and warning drivers of school zone time for the last four years at the four schools have been replaced with RTA "preferred" solar powered units.… more »

Mis speak, spin, or just plain lies.

February 5th, 2011
One of the problems at school zones is that there is no indication of what speed is legal there outside of school zone times. Clearly this variable speed camera sign at the Beverly Hills school zone does not tell what the variable speed is outside… more »

School zone confusion

January 28th, 2011
Talkback radio ran hot with listeners stating their confusion about when why where it should be school zone time. 2GB's Ben Fordham found out that the RTA advertised twice on 2GB today, the official gazetted start of school zone time this school term.… more »

Minister David Borger thank you

January 17th, 2011
I sent the roads Minister an email ----- Original Message ----- From: stephens1510 To: minister@borger.minister.nsw.gov.au Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2011 7:18 PM Subject: Thank you Mr Borger Dear Minister Borger,. Thank you for your letter of Dec 2010.… more »

South st reminder needed

January 14th, 2011
One of the problems with school zones with flashing lights is that not all entry points to the school zones are covered by the lights. I pointed that out in 2007 at the Princes Highway kogarah school zone.… more »

Real cops, real results

December 28th, 2010
Street racer with baby on back seat http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8188511/p-plate-stret-racer-had-baby-on-back-seat After reading that story in the paper I sent this email into The Daily Telegraph MORE POLICE, LESS CAMERAS. more »

The wheels of the RTA grind slowly

December 19th, 2010
At long last after three and a half years, 4 emails to then Roads Minister Roozendaal, one to the next Roads Minister Micheal Daly and a copy of the same which I handed to him personally, and then an email about the same subject to the next Roads Minist… more »

Safety first at safety camera

December 14th, 2010
Safe work practices were clearly on display on Tuesday afternoon as two workers put the finishing touches to the new speed/red light "safety camera" being installed on the Kingsway at Caringbah .The men were resplendent in high visibility work clothes,… more »

It's all about road safety,....... not revenue.

December 12th, 2010
The Cleveland st variable school zone speed camera "IT RIPS $6 million a year in speeding fines out of motor- ists, making it the NSW Government's No.1 weapon in enforcing its mantra: speed cameras save lives."… more »

Demerits waived to appease angry drivers

December 2nd, 2010
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/demerits-waived-to-appease-angry-drivers/story-fn6bm90q-1225964151067 This will help the driver that goes to court to point out that a school zone sign was missing or tell the judge he or she didn't go through a red… more »

How much will the NBN cost?

November 28th, 2010
The true cost of Australia's National Broadband Network is only a guess, as everything organised by any Government always cost more than origionaly stated. The figure at the moment is anywhere between 37 billion and 55 billion dollars. $37,000,000,000.… more »

Demerit points changes

November 23rd, 2010
The NSW Government because of anti mobile speed camera anger has tried to soften the angst. Demerit points changes 'a vote-winning exercise' http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/23/3073818.htm?site=sydney I sent this in to comment on the Telegraph… more »

Thank you St George and Sutherland Shire Leader

November 23rd, 2010
Today's Leader printed my original letter ( with photo ) in the most prominate spot in the letter's pages Hopfully the readers of the front page story last week will think differently of me and not fire bomb our house as Mrs Santa feared might happen.… more »

Safety campaigner or Whinger?

November 18th, 2010
Today's St George and Sutherland Shire Leader had a front page article: TRUCKERS IGNORE FINE http://www.theleader.com.au/news/local/news/general/kirrawee-truckers-ignore-fines/2001435.aspx As you can see the article is expanded from the letter I sent… more »

John Robertson MP ...Premier to be

November 11th, 2010
"THE WEST IS BEST TO LIVE YOUR DREAMS" http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw-act/the-west-is-best-to-live-your-dream/story-e6freuzi-1225951398340 The above Telegraph article caught my eye and I couldn't help myself...… more »

Paul Gibson MP

November 11th, 2010
Someone else thinks mobile speed cameras are a political liability, (and a vote winner), Blacktown MP Paul Gibson is not standing up for election next march and he "believes he has the answers to Labor's woes: cap electricity prices, get rid of mobile… more »

The State of NSW 2010

November 6th, 2010
Of course the State needs money and fining drivers does make money, but how much is wasted? google "icac railcorp" and see where a lot goes. How much of the RTA's budget is spent on administration? For example after the new State Governement is sworn in… more »

The motorist Party?

November 6th, 2010
In the NSW upper house there are two seats occupied by The Shooters party. How many many votes of the shooters of firearms were needed out in voter land to allow these two gentlemen to now influence the running of NSW. The Hon. Robert Leslie BROWN, MLC… more »

Speed Camera War.

November 5th, 2010
The Gosford City Council has taken a stand at mobil speed cameras http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw-act/kicked-off-our-streets-speed-camera-war-erupts/story-e6freuzi-1225947500093 I Emailed the Telegraph… more »

Dear NRMA

October 28th, 2010
ON OCT 25 I emailed the NRMA concerning the Cleveland st Speed cameras through their website: ......................................................................... Good morning, I'm writing about the two variable speed cameras on Cleveland st. Moore… more »

Speed Cameras

October 21st, 2010
This story was in the Telegraph http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/our-82m-speed-traps-revealed/comments-e6freuy9-1225939875110 "Dave of Sydney" commented on the Cleveland st cameras and said exactly what I was thinking, how many drivers get… more »

Speed Cameras

September 14th, 2010
Here's a web site with worldwide information about speed cameras http://www.policespeedcameras.info/Speed_Camera_News_Canada/canada_news.html The hoon laws in Canada are impressive. (2nd story) more »