And In With The New

1 January 2009

Hope you all had a happy AND SAFE New Year!

And talking about safety, on the drive up to my friends in Killcare, I saw the sign:

“RTA cameras on this road monitor traffic conditions”  

As opposed to . . . . ?  

Well, I suppose we should have been relieved.  We thought they were there to perve at scantily-clad young women in open-topped cars.  Or were they pointing skywards to study the migratory patterns of birds? 

At the risk of sounding monotonous, WHO WRITES THIS GARBAGE?


***  RTA = Road Traffic Authority (translation for those of you outside Australia!)



  1. Was it on one of the privately funded roads? If it was, then the RTA has to inform you that you are under video surveillance, because it’s not a public place. It also covers the RTA if any of their workers are seen by the cameras, the Workplace Surveillance Act (2005) says that signs have to be erected.

  2. This is the first time I have ever heard anyone speak of Killcare. Not many people know about this gorgeous beach and bay area. We go up there even in winter to simply sit on the beach and watch the ocean. Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

  3. I’ve always thought it’s a bit mad how they give you tons of warning about impending speed cameras … Speed Camera Ahead! No really, there is, honest! And heeeeere it is!!

  4. Here in the US, they put up signs to alert you that intersections with traffic lights are being photographed – a series of several photos. If they get you before, in and out of the intersection with the red light showing, they MAIL you a ticket!!

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