Drivers School Wins Club Grant

Blacktown Advocate – 5th February 2003 An innovative program that helps traffic offenders become better drivers has been saved by a $20,000 grant from Blacktown RSL Club. Ambulance Officer Graham Symes began the Traffic Offenders Program at Seven Hills in 1992 to educate drivers waiting to be sentenced for offences including speeding and drink-driving. Program…

TOP Program Helps

TOP Program Helps Blacktown City Guardian – 24th January 2003 When you’ve seen as many motor vehicle accidents as Ambulance Officer Graham Symes, you begin to realise just how bad the situation is on our roads when it comes to young drivers. The amount of accidents and deaths he saw weekly prompted Symes to set…

RSL Saves TOP Cause

Blacktown City Sun – 21st January 2003 Magistrates from Blacktown local court have been sending drink drivers and unregistered motorists to the Traffic Offenders program (TOP). This has been in Seven Hills since the 1980’s. But the program was nearly shut down last month after the directors realised that cash from their own pockets and…

Thanks RSL for TOP money

Blacktown City Sun – January 2003 (Letter to the Editor) I CONGRATULATE the Blacktown RSL for its $20,000 towards the continuance of the traffic offenders program (TOP). Quite some time ago, I attended the program (as a spectator, not offender) to see how the program was run and how effective it actually was. Offenders ranged…

Premier’s Award

SIRENS Newsletter – 23rd September 2002 Graham Symes (2nd from left in photo)For being instrumental in establishing and conducting the Traffic Offenders Program.   The Premier of New South Wales, Bob Carr, recently invited emergency service representatives to higher Government House to participate in the inaugural presentation of the NSW Premier’s Emergency Award. This new…