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A Better Use For Traffic Cameras

The technology behind traffic safety cameras has come a long way in recent years. The government-sponsored traffic paparazzi started out as speed-triggered snappers of vehicle mug shots for the purpose of financially punishing the driver in order to make the roads a safer place to be. Allegedly. Then came the red-light cameras. Same story. Rather than generate revenue, it’s about time the cameras were used to actually make the roads safer. Continue reading

Learning Solo

I’ve just started teaching my 16-year-old son to drive. How times have changed! Twenty-five years ago you just needed to get a few professional lessons, practice with Dad a bit on the weekends and after about eight or ten goes with the driving instructor you would do the driving test and if all went well, walk out of the VicRoads office with a brand new drivers license, a set of P plates and huge grin you couldn’t wipe off with a drunken fist. Continue reading