Baloons are important, road safety is not in Adelaide   Leave a comment

DSCF7988For years the South Australian government allowed the baloons to be moved over the bicycle path and onto the road itself. Government ignore all reports and allow this dangerous practice to continue.
Baloon madness

Obsessed business management goes with business on the street, creating third world bazar.  Because we in South Australia have no government which care for law and order, we do have disorder.

This problem exist in that particular spot for years. It is a major road, North East rd.  Does it mean that no police officer, no minister or any politician, no transport department nor even a single scientist drive there and observed it at any time? It is impossible. Or perhaps they do not understand  that this is potential serious road danger? Possible but not likely. Lately one of the transport dept. officer have expressed his views that it is dangerous upon viewing the photos.  Two possibilities remain viable. That government does not care at all about road safety, and second that they deliberately allow danger.

In that case I favor the idea that government does not care about road safety at all. With this goes well the fact that Premier Mike Rann nor any other minister nor any official cared to reply or to stop this problem.

I cannot imagine that if the Premier’s office rang this business, the practice to continue. Or that Rann’s office contacted police department to instruct them that police duty is to not tax innocent speeding drivers but to fine heavily the business operators who can afford to pay more and are creating an obvious danger.


Mr Premier,     (20/06/09)

Please find the attached document as a souvenir of your achievement in government.

Call yourself a responsible.

Road safety campaigner

~~~~ attached document

Baloon madness takes priority over road safety in SA


What our government have in common with common sense? Not much as can be seen on the photos

Anarchy characterise with no effective government management. While it is true in SA about government is general, the road safety is very clear example of it. The business people do what they want without any regard to road safety. Police everyday drive there and they do not care. It is well known that police cannot be too intelligent, and is it also known that they do not have adequate road safety knowledge, nor pro safety attitude. They cannot see what is happening almost every day.

It is natural that business may be pushing the boundaries in advertisement but in this case the electrical overhead wires seem to be the limit and sideways the road itself. All we need is government asking: how many people were killed by this?

If this question is wise than imagine thousands of speeding motorists may ask same question. Will government accept it as an excuse?

So clearly government is not interested in road safety but in imposing own agenda.

Sensible people also have baloons but they are secured by 5cm string, why SA Lounges have often over a metre and on the kerb where wind blows in the face of any driver and very dramatically in the face of cyclists or motor cyclists. Cyclist wanting to avoid it, may turn into middle lane and get hit by an incoming car. This is not important, as long as SA Lounges advertise… what they advertise? Ah, baloons.

Police travel there every day, politicians do travel and cannot see that, “wise” scientists conducting research on factors contributing to road danger and they cannot see it. If however tragedy happen, the official on media with sad face declare: it is unfortunate accident… oh we have to do something about… perhaps we should talk to the shop owner is he/she thinks it is too dangerous? And motorists, be careful of the baloons when you drive.

Scientists come up with brilliant solution – baloon detection and warning device, it costs only…. and business goes on and everybody is happy thereafter.

There is one explanation why most people would not bother to report this problem. Anyone who saw it, ring… police, whom else? Police is to make sure that road safety rules and regulations are being enforced. But when police tell you that they are not interested and that it is your problem. If police officer is intelligent and polite one may tell you ring council because it is council’s problem. When you ring council, they treat you as you just came from another planet. If you insist, after half an hour and lots of phone calls, you are talking to somebody who is “responsible” for this problem. One promise you to investigate and fix this problem or simply to talk to the shop owner if you know the exact address, the phone number and the manager’s name. Even if the council employee talk to the management, then the story repeats over and over starting with baloons and you ringing the council again.

So in practice if you once decide to ring police and then council and have stupid talk with them for more than half an hour and the end result was as to start with, then you will never ever ring them no matter what.

It points only to conclusion that government have business in keeping roads unsafe.

Road safety campaigner


Over well than a year, I’ve reported to numerous offices including police and ministry, and nothing has caused them to stop this dangerous practice.

The government would surely acted if it brought them more revenue.  So the government does not care about society, about law and order but about our money.

All that can be described simply as a wide spread corruption. All mentioned and implied offices do consume large amounts of public money and they ensure no safety nor to take public reports seriously.  Clear corruption.


Update to the saga.   24/10/09

The government deliberately allow problems to flourish.  I do not intend to say why, but that it actually happens.

1. For years I reported to the government about this particular problem with result as I would not reported at all.

2. Last week I’ve contacted an officer responsible for road safety at Transport Department and showed him the photos. He commented that it is clear that the business creates potential problem and that police is definitely responsible for that, not department.

3. I let know the university head of road safety research team about the problem. No reaction.

4. I contacted Holden Hill police station. The female officer have contacted me assuring that business manager shorten the balloon thread and hopefully no more problems will be at that spot.

5. Last Friday going by, I spotted the baloon madness continues. Tried to contact HH police station. Did not managed because nobody answered the phone. Contacted police intelligence, they refused to take it on because it is not their business. Contacted 131444 police call centre, and an officer declared that he will not sent police there.  He referred me to the local council. I contacted council which refused to take any action because it is not their jurisdiction but of the Transport Department. I remind that department refuse to take any action because it is police matter.  Well, nobody assume responsibility for that.

The Premier Mike Rann, ministers, researchers, police and transport department also media are not interested in restoring an order, all are happy to see disorder.  I have not found any politician interested in law and order, in road safety.

This is an open and wide spread corruption.


Posted October 20, 2009 by mmistrz in road safety unofficial

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