Woy Woy Rd has changed little in 100 years
Charles Staples wouldn't have any trouble in recognising the track that he "bush bashed" from Kariong to Woy Woy in the 1920s ("Real estate interest led to local development", Peninsula News 498), because Woy Woy Rd has changed very little in that time.
Given his concern with road safety, he would no doubt notice the heavily scarred safety railings that line the route, as testimony to the vehicular skills of the road's users and the lack of any control of driving behavior.
There was once a speed camera, admittedly, at the most useless location on the roads, but that has been long since removed and self-regulation is the order of the day.
That has worked about as well as self-regulation usually does, so I suggest that the time has come to try a little law enforcement for a change.
Anyone who has driven on the road at the speed limit will be familiar with the dangerous aggression of many determined overtakers, so, perhaps, some of the funds that the government is lavishing on gold-plated roundabouts of extremely dubious value, could be diverted to monitoring cameras to improve safety just a little.
Email, 20 Jul 2020
Bruce Hyland, Woy Woy