Radio & TV - 8 May 06

 


ABC North Coast NSW (Lismore)
Morning Show - 08/05/2006 - 10:49 AM
Justine Frasier
Station Ph: 02 6627 2011

Caller Dee has a problem for people not taking responsibility for their own actions when using pedestrian crossings. He says he has seen people not looking before they use pedestrian crossings.
Caller Doug agrees with the previous caller. He thinks the representative from the Pedestrian Council should get off his high horse and listen to what people are saying.

Duration:
3:30
Summary ID: 200021853176
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2UE (Sydney)
John Laws Morning Show - 08/05/2006 - 10:27 AM
John Laws
Station Ph: 02 9930 9923

News Headlines:
- The Pedestrian Council says the proposal to increase medical checks for older drivers doesn't go far enough.
- There is a special assembly at Balgowlah Heights Public School to brief students on Sophie Delezio who is in intensive care.
- It could be late today before rescue crews complete tunnelling to reach the trapped Tasmanian miners.

Duration:
0:35
Summary ID: S00021852724
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 44 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 51800
Female 16+ 49600
All People 101400
ABs 18600
GBs 56000



2NUR (Newcastle)
Felicity Biggins - 08/05/2006 - 10:26 AM
Felicity Biggins
Station Ph: 02 4921 5555

Harold Scruby, Executive Director, Pedestrian Council NSW says thinks that it is horrible tragedy and is a wake up call for everyone in government because it was preventable. Residents have been calling for traffic lights at that crossing for years. It is the job of the RTA to improve traffic flow and safety comes at the bottom of the barrel. The whole system is not upsetting anyone and getting the votes. Has been trying to meet with Minister Roozendaal over the past two months and both meetings set up have been cancelled. Council is all about commerce and not about safety. They have to stop blaming the RTA and start blaming the governments. This government has not done what it has promised. We have 25% more deaths on the road this year than in the last and the government still ignores safety. This crash shows the problem that they did not want to put in traffic lights because it slows traffic down and the pedestrian is at the bottom end of the food chain. Wants to see what the Commissioner of Police wants to see that it is not just elderly people who should be tested regularly but every driver. There are plenty of 80 year old drivers who drive better than the 18 year olds. We are asking Minister Rozendaal when are we going to have the meeting we were supposed to have because we have plenty of suggestions for him.

Interviewees: Harold Scruby, Executive Director, Pedestrian Council NSW
Duration:
7:38
Summary ID: 200021852871
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2GB (Sydney)
Ray Hadley Morning Show - 08/05/2006 - 10:19 AM
Ray Hadley
Executive Producer Ms Janyne Tooze 02 8570 0322

Eric Roozendaal, Roads Minister, is introduced to the show. He says that he asked the RTA to do what they could until the traffic lights on Frenchs Forest Road can be installed, hence the school zone change. Hadley wants a minister to commit to flashing lights outside school zones. A study is being conducted, and Roozendaal says that they are looking at a school children safety package now. Hadley has heard this before from other ministers and wants action. He does not want to see these traffic lights being introduced just before the next state election. The man involved in the Seaforth accident is 80, prompts Hadley. Hadley has a child going for his learners licence. Hadley went to the RTA website to do the test and continues to fail the test. In regards to elderly drivers, there was another accident at the Bathurst Show, and the at Traffic Safety Task force has been asked to look at elderly drivers. Hadley exclaims that there are 45 year old drivers who are duds too. Thus, accidents are caused by people of all ages on the roads. Harold Scruby suggested we all sit for the tests that learners have to, prompts Hadley, who approves of this idea. Hadley asks, of the 90 per cent that Roozendaal claims are good drivers, who can understand round abouts properly. Roozendaal wants the age for medical tests possibly lowered. He is next to the Lane Cove Tunnel at the moment. Roozendaal says that the engineers feel it will be right by the end of this year. Hadley has received emails from councils about compliance officers. Margaret Ryan, Baulkham Hills Shire Communications Manager, said that they can assist with road limits on council roads. She says that the State Government 'accidentally' altered this and so councils can not book trucks carrying loads in excess of the sign limits posted. Roozendaal is to look into this.

Interviewees:
Eric Roozendaal, Roads Minister,
Duration:
9:38
Summary ID: S00021852661
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Male 16+ 61800
Female 16+ 77900
All People 139700
ABs 16900
GBs 74700



ABC North Coast NSW (Lismore)
Morning Show - 08/05/2006 - 10:12 AM
Justine Frasier
Station Ph: 02 6627 2011

Following the accident involving Sophie Delezio NSW Roads Minister Eric Roozendaal has asked the RTA to audit all pedestrian crossings in the state that stretch over four-lane roads. Harold Scruby from the Pedestrian Council says road safety in NSW is always about what has happened not what could happen. Mr Scruby complains about drivers not being booked for stopping in a pedestrian zone. He says this leads to a potential death or injury.
Caller Neil suggests putting speed cameras near pedestrian crossings. Mr Scruby says there is technology available that could handle this type of situation.
Caller Ian used to live in Canada and says the law there requires people to point to say they are to use the pedestrian crossing and they are not allowed to start crossing until vehicles stop. Mr Scruby says the law says the cars must stop anyway.

Interviewees: Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council Chair.
Duration:
11:30
Summary ID: 200021852694
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2SM (Sydney)
Leon Delaney - 08/05/2006 - 10:06 AM
Leon Delaney
Station Ph: 02 9922 1269

Caller, Georgie says she met a 91yo gentleman recently who said he undertakes a driving test every 12 months. He explained that this kicked in at 80yo. Delaney suggests that tests should be given to all people and recalls that this was suggested by Harold Scruby of the Pedestrian Council. Georgie says it is probably just a coincidence that 5yo Sophie Delezio was hit twice by elderly drivers.

Duration:
2:17
Summary ID: S00021852290
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ABC 702 Sydney (Sydney)
13:30 News - 08/05/2006 - 01:34 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 02 8333 2138

A road accident involving Sydney girl Sophie Delezio has prompted a review of the licensing rules for elderly drivers in NSW. The 5yo remains in intensive care after she was hit by a car being driven by an 80yo man. The accident has prompted the Roads Minister Eric Roozendaal to ask for a review of the regulations regarding older drivers. Harold Scruby, the Chairman of the Pedestrian Council of Australia says all drivers should have their knowledge of road rules regularly reviewed.

Duration:
0:30
Summary ID: S00021855955
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Demographics
Male 16+ 22600
Female 16+ 24600
All People 47300
ABs 17500
GBs 28900



ABC Newcastle (Newcastle)
13:00 News - 08/05/2006 - 01:02 PM
Jenny Bates
News Editor Ms Liz Farquhar 02 4922 1250

A road accident involving Sydney girl Sophie Delezio has prompted review of the licensing rules for elderly drivers in NSW.

Interviewees:
Eric Roozendaal, NSW Roads Minister; Harold Scruby, Chair, Pedestrian Council of Australia; Ron Delezio, father
Duration:
1:02
Summary ID: 200021855829
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Demographics
Male 16+ 3100
Female 16+ 3000
All People 6100
ABs 1000
GBs 3100



5AA (Adelaide)
Mornings - 08/05/2006 - 12:12 PM
Graeme Goodings
Station Ph: 08 8419 5900

Goodings says there have often been calls for the elderly to have regular driving tests to see if they are capable. He says in NSW there are tests for those over 80. He asks if all drivers should undertake a road rules test. He says the Pedestrian Council wants all drivers to be tested every five years. Scruby says the Police Commissioner asked for such tests to be brought in last year. He says many drivers knowingly break the rules, but there are many that people are now aware of. He says the reason the tests have not be brought in is because politicians are too scared to find out how little drivers know. He says this is why Bob Carr jumped on the police commissioner and put him back in his box. Scruby says the public just needs to start learning the road rules. He says most people have never read the Australian Road Rules and people are uninformed about the penalties. He says in Vic drivers can't get their licence until they are 18 and they have effectively the lowest road toll. He says other states need to emulate Vic's system.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council
Duration:
9:06
Summary ID: A00021855203
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Demographics
Male 16+ 17000
Female 16+ 14000
All People 31000
ABs 0
GBs 19000



2UE (Sydney)
12:00 News - 08/05/2006 - 12:02 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 02 9930 9923

Older drivers in NSW could be forced to have compulsory medical tests sooner. A safety audit of all four lane pedestrian crossings is announced.

Interviewees:
Eric Roozendaal, NSW Road Min; Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council
Duration:
0:53
Summary ID: S00021854343
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 17 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 43800
Female 16+ 36100
All People 79700
ABs 11300
GBs 49000



ABC 702 Sydney (Sydney)
12:00 News - 08/05/2006 - 12:00 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 02 8333 2138

A road accident involving Sophie Delezio has prompted a review of the licensing rules for elderly drivers in NSW. Eric Roozendaal, Roads Minister, wants a review of the regulations and Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council of Australia, wants road rule knowledge examined regularly. The Council on the Aging says that older Australians are being unfairly targeted. Paul Flynt says that all drivers need their licences reviewed, regardless of age.

Duration:
1:16
Summary ID: S00021854157
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 2 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 27000
Female 16+ 26700
All People 53700
ABs 14500
GBs 33200




ABC 702 Sydney (Sydney)
13:30 News - 08/05/2006 - 01:34 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 02 8333 2138

A road accident involving Sydney girl Sophie Delezio has prompted a review of the licensing rules for elderly drivers in NSW. The 5yo remains in intensive care after she was hit by a car being driven by an 80yo man. The accident has prompted the Roads Minister Eric Roozendaal to ask for a review of the regulations regarding older drivers. Harold Scruby, the Chairman of the Pedestrian Council of Australia says all drivers should have their knowledge of road rules regularly reviewed.

Duration:
0:30
Summary ID: S00021855955
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Demographics
Male 16+ 22600
Female 16+ 24600
All People 47300
ABs 17500
GBs 28900



ABC Newcastle (Newcastle)
13:00 News - 08/05/2006 - 01:02 PM
Jenny Bates
News Editor Ms Liz Farquhar 02 4922 1250

A road accident involving Sydney girl Sophie Delezio has prompted review of the licensing rules for elderly drivers in NSW.

Interviewees:
Eric Roozendaal, NSW Roads Minister; Harold Scruby, Chair, Pedestrian Council of Australia; Ron Delezio, father
Duration:
1:02
Summary ID: 200021855829
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Demographics
Male 16+ 3100
Female 16+ 3000
All People 6100
ABs 1000
GBs 3100



5AA (Adelaide)
Mornings - 08/05/2006 - 12:12 PM
Graeme Goodings
Station Ph: 08 8419 5900

Goodings says there have often been calls for the elderly to have regular driving tests to see if they are capable. He says in NSW there are tests for those over 80. He asks if all drivers should undertake a road rules test. He says the Pedestrian Council wants all drivers to be tested every five years. Scruby says the Police Commissioner asked for such tests to be brought in last year. He says many drivers knowingly break the rules, but there are many that people are now aware of. He says the reason the tests have not be brought in is because politicians are too scared to find out how little drivers know. He says this is why Bob Carr jumped on the police commissioner and put him back in his box. Scruby says the public just needs to start learning the road rules. He says most people have never read the Australian Road Rules and people are uninformed about the penalties. He says in Vic drivers can't get their licence until they are 18 and they have effectively the lowest road toll. He says other states need to emulate Vic's system.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council
Duration:
9:06
Summary ID: A00021855203
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Demographics
Male 16+ 17000
Female 16+ 14000
All People 31000
ABs 0
GBs 19000



2UE (Sydney)
12:00 News - 08/05/2006 - 12:02 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 02 9930 9923

Older drivers in NSW could be forced to have compulsory medical tests sooner. A safety audit of all four lane pedestrian crossings is announced.

Interviewees:
Eric Roozendaal, NSW Road Min; Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council
Duration:
0:53
Summary ID: S00021854343
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 17 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 43800
Female 16+ 36100
All People 79700
ABs 11300
GBs 49000



ABC 702 Sydney (Sydney)
12:00 News - 08/05/2006 - 12:00 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 02 8333 2138

A road accident involving Sophie Delezio has prompted a review of the licensing rules for elderly drivers in NSW. Eric Roozendaal, Roads Minister, wants a review of the regulations and Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council of Australia, wants road rule knowledge examined regularly. The Council on the Aging says that older Australians are being unfairly targeted. Paul Flynt says that all drivers need their licences reviewed, regardless of age.

Duration:
1:16
Summary ID: S00021854157
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 2 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 27000
Female 16+ 26700
All People 53700
ABs 14500
GBs 33200



2UE (Sydney)
Glenn Wheeler - 06/05/2006 - 03:11 PM
Glenn Wheeler
Station Ph: 02 9930 9923

Caller, Judy, talks about the issue of testing people's driving ability on a regular basis. She supports the idea, and says she knows a 79yo woman who has never driven a motor car but has a current driver's licence. Wheeler says Judy has just underlined what he and Pedestrian Council chief Harold Scruby were talking about earlier in the program.

Duration:
1:20
Summary ID: S00021843221
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Demographics
Male 16+ 13000
Female 16+ 22600
All People 36600
ABs 3100
GBs 25400



2UE (Sydney)
Glenn Wheeler - 06/05/2006 - 03:08 PM
Glenn Wheeler
Station Ph: 02 9930 9923

Caller, Mary, says she was listening to Wheeler's interview with Pedestrian Council chief Harold Scruby earlier in the program. She complains about the number of council areas across Sydney where footpaths are non-existent.

Duration:
1:35
Summary ID: S00021843219
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Demographics
Male 16+ 13000
Female 16+ 22600
All People 36600
ABs 3100
GBs 25400



2UE (Sydney)
Glenn Wheeler - 06/05/2006 - 02:46 PM
Glenn Wheeler
Station Ph: 02 9930 9923

Wheeler says according to a recent article about footpath etiquette in the Sydney Morning Herald's Heckler column, there is "chaos" on the footpaths as a result of people ignoring the old rule that footpath users should generally keep to the left. He thinks this is a similar protocol that people who ride the escalators at CityRail stations would use. Harold Scruby says there used to be written laws in relation to footpath use, but as from December 1, 1999 the requirement to keep to the left was removed from Australian road rules. He understands these laws were probably unenforcible. Wheeler agrees there are tourists who show disrespect for the way things are done in Australia. Scruby reports that during the Olympics the rule was changed so that everyone had to walk on the right hand side. Wheeler complains he has even been burnt by a cigarette when passing by a person on the footpath. Scruby maintains if a law cannot be enforced, then it should not be in place. He talks about the issue of parking in driveways. He points out that nobody owns their own driveways, and explains emergency situations where this law would be very valid. Wheeler says if the driveway is owned by a person, they should be able to park in it. Scruby says there are a number of complaints from residents in the Bondi and Leichhardt areas that other people are parking in their driveway. He raises the issue of pedestrian crossings, and Wheeler agrees this is very important, particularly given the recent accident which left 5yo Sydney girl Sophie Delezio critically injured. Wheeler says he has always maintained there should really be no need for a Walk to School Day, because that should be a daily occurrence for children. However, in light of yesterday's accident, this sort of system may be necessary. Scruby states that for years he fought to have a demerit point system brought in for people stopping in a pedestrian zone. He states, to his great credit, former NSW Roads Minister Carl Scully brought in demerit points and a fine for this offence. However, when the roads portfolio was taken over by now NSW Treasurer Michael Costa, who came under pressure from taxi and courier lobbies, the penalty was dropped to one demerit point. Scruby says under Freedom of Information research, it was found North Sydney Council booked nine people in a six month period. He adds that the City of Sydney booked 11, with 120 rangers in operation. Scruby points out that rangers are instead going on "revenue raising" exercises in booking people at parking meters. He states his organisation is taking this issue up with the NSW Oppn. Scruby is adamant the crash that hurt Sophie Delezio is no accident, but rather it is a crash. He wonders when the Police Commissioner's recommendation will be accepted that all drivers should be tested for their road skills and knowledge every five years. Wheeler is in strong agreement with Scruby, saying the licensing system in NSW, and probably even around the country, is "hopeless", as licences are given out far too early in the beginning, and is not monitored as people get older. Scruby points out that ever doctor, lawyer or real estate agent has to prove their competence at regular intervals, and Wheeler adds airline pilots have to do the same. Scruby maintains former Premier Bob Carr's refusal to take up the commissioner's suggestion came from a fear that it would lose his party votes, as so many people would fail the test that he would be put out of office. Wheeler says he is with Scruby "1000%" on the issue of licence testing. He says he is frustrated that politicians are always so prominent at fundraisers being held around Sydney, but they are the same people who fail to get initiatives up and running. Wheeler says one example of this was the strong support shown by politicians to the Day of Difference Foundation started off by the parents of Sophie Delezio. He states it is time for politicians to "walk the walk" on these sort of issues.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Chairman, Pedestrian Council of Australia
Mentions:
SOCOG
Duration:
12:20
Summary ID: S00021842558
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Demographics
Male 16+ 13000
Female 16+ 22600
All People 36600
ABs 3100
GBs 25400



2UE (Sydney)
Glenn Wheeler - 06/05/2006 - 02:05 PM
Glenn Wheeler
Station Ph: 02 9930 9923

Preview: Interview with entertainer Denise Drysdale.
Interview with Harold Scruby from the Pedestrian Council. Wheeler says sometimes Scruby can make some very valid points, despite criticism he makes up a "council of one". He says they will discuss issues such as footpath etiquette and walking to school. Wheeler does not think there should be a national day dedicated to walking to school. However, he admits this issue is seen differently now in light of the road accident that seriously injured 5yo Sydney girl Sophie Delezio. Wheeler states Sophie's high public profile will hopefully lead to drivers slowing down around schools. He notes a couple of callers have already suggested double demerit points as a full time penalty for motorists speeding around schools. Wheeler says there is a school near Taren Point Bridge, and he says even though he lives in the area he still forgets there is a school there. He maintains there should be something more in place than the traditional "lollypop ladies" around schools, particularly outside of schools near arterial roads.

Duration:
3:25
Summary ID: S00021842487
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Demographics
Male 16+ 15500
Female 16+ 24200
All People 39700
ABs 3000
GBs 25100



2GB (Sydney)
10:00 News (Weekend) - 06/05/2006 - 10:00 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 02 8570 0000

The Pedestrian Council is calling for an overhaul of road safety in NSW following the car accident involving burns victim Sophie Delezio. Delezio was burned during another accident two years ago and remains in a critical condition after the second accident yesterday by an 80-yo driver who has since been charged.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, The Pedestrian Council
Duration:
0:44
Summary ID: S00021841227
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 1 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 32800
Female 16+ 64000
All People 97800
ABs 11400
GBs 59800



Triple M (Sydney)
09:00 News (Weekend) - 06/05/2006 - 09:02 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 02 9367 1000

Doctors say burns victim Sophie Delezio should pull through, but will remain on life support for a few weeks. Harold Scruby from the Pedestrian Council of NSW says there should be an overhaul of safety in NSW.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council of NSW
Duration:
0:40
Summary ID: S00021841137
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Demographics
Male 16+ 30700
Female 16+ 21400
All People 52100
ABs 7800
GBs 19600



Various (Sydney)
Sydney - 06/05/2006 - 08:30 AM
Various
Program : 8.30am News
Station : 2GB
Compere: Newsreader

The Pedestrian Council says the car accident involving Sophie Delezio is another reminder for people to be extra careful while driving. Delezio was burned badly during an accident two and a half years ago, is in a critical condition after another accident yesterday. An 80-yo driver has been charged. The parents of fellow survivor Molly Wood have been supporting the Delezio family.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, The Pedestrian Council
Duration:
0:56
Summary ID: S00021840901
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Demographics
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2UE (Sydney)
Stan Zemanek - 05/05/2006 - 09:24 PM
Stuart Bocking
Station Ph: 02 9930 9923

Bocking interviews Harold Scruby, head of the Pedestrian Council. Scruby emphasizes that when drivers approach pedestrian crossings they need to be going at a speed where they can stop if someone appears in front of them unexpectedly. He says the road toll is going back up, and the ageing population is a problem. He says Govts are doing good things in areas like Balmain, Chatswood and Parramatta, but in many pedestrian-dense areas drivers are still allowed to do high speeds. He cites George Street in the city as a problem. Bocking wonders if the phasing of pedestrian lights gives pedestrians enough time to cross, and Scruby says 'of course they don't'. Scruby says the RTA's letterhead that says 'improving traffic flow' is a contradiction in terms. 'The whole system is based on the car'. He references Qld Premier Peter Beattie's summit on obesity, and says car dependency is a problem. Bocking links this to fuel price rises. Scruby says the NSW Govt was supposed to put a bus lane down William Street to complement the Cross City Tunnel, but they changed it to a T2 - 'surely they could have made it a T4'. Scruby references the oil crisis and says to imagine what it will be like 'when China and India drive like we do' - 'we've got to start thinking really good public transport systems'.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Head, Pedestrian Council
Duration:
7:05
Summary ID: S00021840189
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 3 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 6200
Female 16+ 13100
All People 18300
ABs 4000
GBs 11900



2UE (Sydney)
Glenn Wheeler - 06/05/2006 - 03:11 PM
Glenn Wheeler
Station Ph: 02 9930 9923

Caller, Judy, talks about the issue of testing people's driving ability on a regular basis. She supports the idea, and says she knows a 79yo woman who has never driven a motor car but has a current driver's licence. Wheeler says Judy has just underlined what he and Pedestrian Council chief Harold Scruby were talking about earlier in the program.

Duration:
1:20
Summary ID: S00021843221
© Media Monitors
Demographics
Male 16+ 13000
Female 16+ 22600
All People 36600
ABs 3100
GBs 25400



2UE (Sydney)
Glenn Wheeler - 06/05/2006 - 03:08 PM
Glenn Wheeler
Station Ph: 02 9930 9923

Caller, Mary, says she was listening to Wheeler's interview with Pedestrian Council chief Harold Scruby earlier in the program. She complains about the number of council areas across Sydney where footpaths are non-existent.

Duration:
1:35
Summary ID: S00021843219
© Media Monitors
Demographics
Male 16+ 13000
Female 16+ 22600
All People 36600
ABs 3100
GBs 25400



2UE (Sydney)
Glenn Wheeler - 06/05/2006 - 02:46 PM
Glenn Wheeler
Station Ph: 02 9930 9923

Wheeler says according to a recent article about footpath etiquette in the Sydney Morning Herald's Heckler column, there is "chaos" on the footpaths as a result of people ignoring the old rule that footpath users should generally keep to the left. He thinks this is a similar protocol that people who ride the escalators at CityRail stations would use. Harold Scruby says there used to be written laws in relation to footpath use, but as from December 1, 1999 the requirement to keep to the left was removed from Australian road rules. He understands these laws were probably unenforcible. Wheeler agrees there are tourists who show disrespect for the way things are done in Australia. Scruby reports that during the Olympics the rule was changed so that everyone had to walk on the right hand side. Wheeler complains he has even been burnt by a cigarette when passing by a person on the footpath. Scruby maintains if a law cannot be enforced, then it should not be in place. He talks about the issue of parking in driveways. He points out that nobody owns their own driveways, and explains emergency situations where this law would be very valid. Wheeler says if the driveway is owned by a person, they should be able to park in it. Scruby says there are a number of complaints from residents in the Bondi and Leichhardt areas that other people are parking in their driveway. He raises the issue of pedestrian crossings, and Wheeler agrees this is very important, particularly given the recent accident which left 5yo Sydney girl Sophie Delezio critically injured. Wheeler says he has always maintained there should really be no need for a Walk to School Day, because that should be a daily occurrence for children. However, in light of yesterday's accident, this sort of system may be necessary. Scruby states that for years he fought to have a demerit point system brought in for people stopping in a pedestrian zone. He states, to his great credit, former NSW Roads Minister Carl Scully brought in demerit points and a fine for this offence. However, when the roads portfolio was taken over by now NSW Treasurer Michael Costa, who came under pressure from taxi and courier lobbies, the penalty was dropped to one demerit point. Scruby says under Freedom of Information research, it was found North Sydney Council booked nine people in a six month period. He adds that the City of Sydney booked 11, with 120 rangers in operation. Scruby points out that rangers are instead going on "revenue raising" exercises in booking people at parking meters. He states his organisation is taking this issue up with the NSW Oppn. Scruby is adamant the crash that hurt Sophie Delezio is no accident, but rather it is a crash. He wonders when the Police Commissioner's recommendation will be accepted that all drivers should be tested for their road skills and knowledge every five years. Wheeler is in strong agreement with Scruby, saying the licensing system in NSW, and probably even around the country, is "hopeless", as licences are given out far too early in the beginning, and is not monitored as people get older. Scruby points out that ever doctor, lawyer or real estate agent has to prove their competence at regular intervals, and Wheeler adds airline pilots have to do the same. Scruby maintains former Premier Bob Carr's refusal to take up the commissioner's suggestion came from a fear that it would lose his party votes, as so many people would fail the test that he would be put out of office. Wheeler says he is with Scruby "1000%" on the issue of licence testing. He says he is frustrated that politicians are always so prominent at fundraisers being held around Sydney, but they are the same people who fail to get initiatives up and running. Wheeler says one example of this was the strong support shown by politicians to the Day of Difference Foundation started off by the parents of Sophie Delezio. He states it is time for politicians to "walk the walk" on these sort of issues.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Chairman, Pedestrian Council of Australia
Mentions:
SOCOG
Duration:
12:20
Summary ID: S00021842558
© Media Monitors
Demographics
Male 16+ 13000
Female 16+ 22600
All People 36600
ABs 3100
GBs 25400



2UE (Sydney)
Glenn Wheeler - 06/05/2006 - 02:05 PM
Glenn Wheeler
Station Ph: 02 9930 9923

Preview: Interview with entertainer Denise Drysdale.
Interview with Harold Scruby from the Pedestrian Council. Wheeler says sometimes Scruby can make some very valid points, despite criticism he makes up a "council of one". He says they will discuss issues such as footpath etiquette and walking to school. Wheeler does not think there should be a national day dedicated to walking to school. However, he admits this issue is seen differently now in light of the road accident that seriously injured 5yo Sydney girl Sophie Delezio. Wheeler states Sophie's high public profile will hopefully lead to drivers slowing down around schools. He notes a couple of callers have already suggested double demerit points as a full time penalty for motorists speeding around schools. Wheeler says there is a school near Taren Point Bridge, and he says even though he lives in the area he still forgets there is a school there. He maintains there should be something more in place than the traditional "lollypop ladies" around schools, particularly outside of schools near arterial roads.

Duration:
3:25
Summary ID: S00021842487
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2GB (Sydney)
10:00 News (Weekend) - 06/05/2006 - 10:00 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 02 8570 0000

The Pedestrian Council is calling for an overhaul of road safety in NSW following the car accident involving burns victim Sophie Delezio. Delezio was burned during another accident two years ago and remains in a critical condition after the second accident yesterday by an 80-yo driver who has since been charged.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, The Pedestrian Council
Duration:
0:44
Summary ID: S00021841227
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Triple M (Sydney)
09:00 News (Weekend) - 06/05/2006 - 09:02 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 02 9367 1000

Doctors say burns victim Sophie Delezio should pull through, but will remain on life support for a few weeks. Harold Scruby from the Pedestrian Council of NSW says there should be an overhaul of safety in NSW.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council of NSW
Duration:
0:40
Summary ID: S00021841137
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Various (Sydney)
Sydney - 06/05/2006 - 08:30 AM
Various
Program : 8.30am News
Station : 2GB
Compere: Newsreader

The Pedestrian Council says the car accident involving Sophie Delezio is another reminder for people to be extra careful while driving. Delezio was burned badly during an accident two and a half years ago, is in a critical condition after another accident yesterday. An 80-yo driver has been charged. The parents of fellow survivor Molly Wood have been supporting the Delezio family.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, The Pedestrian Council
Duration:
0:56
Summary ID: S00021840901
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2UE (Sydney)
Stan Zemanek - 05/05/2006 - 09:24 PM
Stuart Bocking
Station Ph: 02 9930 9923

Bocking interviews Harold Scruby, head of the Pedestrian Council. Scruby emphasizes that when drivers approach pedestrian crossings they need to be going at a speed where they can stop if someone appears in front of them unexpectedly. He says the road toll is going back up, and the ageing population is a problem. He says Govts are doing good things in areas like Balmain, Chatswood and Parramatta, but in many pedestrian-dense areas drivers are still allowed to do high speeds. He cites George Street in the city as a problem. Bocking wonders if the phasing of pedestrian lights gives pedestrians enough time to cross, and Scruby says 'of course they don't'. Scruby says the RTA's letterhead that says 'improving traffic flow' is a contradiction in terms. 'The whole system is based on the car'. He references Qld Premier Peter Beattie's summit on obesity, and says car dependency is a problem. Bocking links this to fuel price rises. Scruby says the NSW Govt was supposed to put a bus lane down William Street to complement the Cross City Tunnel, but they changed it to a T2 - 'surely they could have made it a T4'. Scruby references the oil crisis and says to imagine what it will be like 'when China and India drive like we do' - 'we've got to start thinking really good public transport systems'.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Head, Pedestrian Council
Duration:
7:05
Summary ID: S00021840189
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Triple M (Sydney)
08:00 News - 08/05/2006 - 08:04 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 02 9367 1000

There are calls for all drivers to be re-tested every five years in the wake of Sophie Delezio's latest accident. Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Safety Council, says all motorists should re-sit their test.

Interviewees:
Excerpt: Harold Scruby, CEO, Pedestrian Safety Council
Duration:
0:37
Summary ID: S00021850062
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2SM (Sydney)
Leon Delaney - 08/05/2006 - 09:26 AM
Leon Delaney
Station Ph: 02 9922 1269

Harold Scruby from the Pedestrian Council joins Delaney. Delaney says he has not heard of anyone who has had as much bad luck as accident victim, Sophie Delezio. He says it is a 'bizarre coincidence'. He explains that the accidents have come at the hands of elderly drivers although the first one suffered an epileptic seizure. Scruby believes that all drivers should be re-tested every five years. He explains that 90% of drivers on the road today were today before the Australian road rules came into force. Delaney says this was done to bring all the state rules into line and Scruby says there were many changes. Delaney wonders if knowledge of road rules would have saved Delezio and suggests that they would have made no difference. Scruby says there are rules which say that cars are not allowed to stop on or near pedestrian crossings but 90% of councils have not been enforcing this law. He says he will take up the issue with the NSW Govt. Delaney wonders how close one can park a car near a pedestrian crossing and Scruby says it is 20m away from an ordinary pedestrian crossing and 10m away from one controlled by traffic lights. He says most people do not know these rules and multiple choice tests should be administered at regular periods. Delaney wonders if there should be an age cut-off and Scruby suggests that all people should fall under the same system. He adds that 10% of people on the road do not even have a license. Delaney wonders if some pedestrian crossings are inherently unsafe and Scruby says there should be a system that has a potential for risk analysis instead of waiting for people to be hit. He notes that the RTA acts reactively instead of proactively. He explains that in Sweden they have a system in place in which they aim for no road deaths while in NSW we 'plan for 500 deaths each year'. Delaney wonders if this being realistic and Scruby says if we compare car safety to airline safety, the former is very limited. Delaney wonders if roads in Australia are too long and if there is enough funding to upgrade the whole country. Scruby explains that Aus does not have ice and snow on the roads like Sweden and they have cut down to under six deaths per 100,000 while NSW is up over eight deaths.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Spokesman, Pedestrian Council
Duration:
10:20
Summary ID: S00021851687
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ABC Illawarra (Wollongong)
Morning Show - 08/05/2006 - 09:26 AM
Nick Rhineberger
Producer Mr Peter Hand 02 4224 5011

Caller, male, says pedestrians are the problem in Greenwell Point with many walking on the wrong side of the road and not moving to the side when cars come along. Caller says the Pedestrian Councils Harold Scruby should clean up his own backyard in relation to pedestrians before putting all of the blame on drivers.

Interviewees:
Caller.
Duration:
3:00
Summary ID: 200021851641
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ABC Illawarra (Wollongong)
Morning Show - 08/05/2006 - 09:17 AM
Nick Rhineberger
Producer Mr Peter Hand 02 4224 5011

There are calls to have drivers tested every five years to ensure they are up to date with new driving laws. He says the tragic accident involving Sophie Delezio on a pedestrian crossing on Friday shows there needs to be improved education and enforcement of the road rules involving pedestrians. He says driving is a very dangerous occupation and everyone, not just the elderly, should be tested regularly. He says former NSW Premier Bob Carr rejected this out of hand because he knew it would not be popular with voters. The majority of Subaru Forester drivers have their number plates obstructed by a tow-bar and that is now an offence for which they can be fined in NSW.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council of NSW.
Duration:
8:00
Summary ID: 200021851572
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2SM (Sydney)
09:00 News - 08/05/2006 - 09:01 AM
Newsreader
News Director Mr John Pearson 02 9954 2454

Doctors says accident victim, Sophie Delezio is doing well and recovering. Dr Michael Bridon (*) says her previous injuries are adding to the concern. Pedestrian crossings are under review following Delezio's accident and the Pedestrian Council Chairman, Harold Scruby says it is a shame an accident like this had to happen before something could be done.

Interviewees:
Dr Michael Bridon (*), Surgeon; Harold Scruby, Chairman, Pedestrian Council
Duration:
1:17
Summary ID: S00021851048
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2SM (Sydney)
Leon Delaney - 08/05/2006 - 09:26 AM
Leon Delaney
Station Ph: 02 9922 1269

Harold Scruby from the Pedestrian Council joins Delaney. Delaney says he has not heard of anyone who has had as much bad luck as accident victim, Sophie Delezio. He says it is a 'bizarre coincidence'. He explains that the accidents have come at the hands of elderly drivers although the first one suffered an epileptic seizure. Scruby believes that all drivers should be re-tested every five years. He explains that 90% of drivers on the road today were today before the Australian road rules came into force. Delaney says this was done to bring all the state rules into line and Scruby says there were many changes. Delaney wonders if knowledge of road rules would have saved Delezio and suggests that they would have made no difference. Scruby says there are rules which say that cars are not allowed to stop on or near pedestrian crossings but 90% of councils have not been enforcing this law. He says he will take up the issue with the NSW Govt. Delaney wonders how close one can park a car near a pedestrian crossing and Scruby says it is 20m away from an ordinary pedestrian crossing and 10m away from one controlled by traffic lights. He says most people do not know these rules and multiple choice tests should be administered at regular periods. Delaney wonders if there should be an age cut-off and Scruby suggests that all people should fall under the same system. He adds that 10% of people on the road do not even have a license. Delaney wonders if some pedestrian crossings are inherently unsafe and Scruby says there should be a system that has a potential for risk analysis instead of waiting for people to be hit. He notes that the RTA acts reactively instead of proactively. He explains that in Sweden they have a system in place in which they aim for no road deaths while in NSW we 'plan for 500 deaths each year'. Delaney wonders if this being realistic and Scruby says if we compare car safety to airline safety, the former is very limited. Delaney wonders if roads in Australia are too long and if there is enough funding to upgrade the whole country. Scruby explains that Aus does not have ice and snow on the roads like Sweden and they have cut down to under six deaths per 100,000 while NSW is up over eight deaths.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Spokesman, Pedestrian Council
Duration:
10:20
Summary ID: S00021851687
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ABC Illawarra (Wollongong)
Morning Show - 08/05/2006 - 09:26 AM
Nick Rhineberger
Producer Mr Peter Hand 02 4224 5011

Caller, male, says pedestrians are the problem in Greenwell Point with many walking on the wrong side of the road and not moving to the side when cars come along. Caller says the Pedestrian Councils Harold Scruby should clean up his own backyard in relation to pedestrians before putting all of the blame on drivers.

Interviewees:
Caller.
Duration:
3:00
Summary ID: 200021851641
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ABC Illawarra (Wollongong)
Morning Show - 08/05/2006 - 09:17 AM
Nick Rhineberger
Producer Mr Peter Hand 02 4224 5011

There are calls to have drivers tested every five years to ensure they are up to date with new driving laws. He says the tragic accident involving Sophie Delezio on a pedestrian crossing on Friday shows there needs to be improved education and enforcement of the road rules involving pedestrians. He says driving is a very dangerous occupation and everyone, not just the elderly, should be tested regularly. He says former NSW Premier Bob Carr rejected this out of hand because he knew it would not be popular with voters. The majority of Subaru Forester drivers have their number plates obstructed by a tow-bar and that is now an offence for which they can be fined in NSW.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council of NSW.
Duration:
8:00
Summary ID: 200021851572
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2SM (Sydney)
09:00 News - 08/05/2006 - 09:01 AM
Newsreader
News Director Mr John Pearson 02 9954 2454

Doctors says accident victim, Sophie Delezio is doing well and recovering. Dr Michael Bridon (*) says her previous injuries are adding to the concern. Pedestrian crossings are under review following Delezio's accident and the Pedestrian Council Chairman, Harold Scruby says it is a shame an accident like this had to happen before something could be done.

Interviewees:
Dr Michael Bridon (*), Surgeon; Harold Scruby, Chairman, Pedestrian Council
Duration:
1:17
Summary ID: S00021851048
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