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 from speeders to drink drivers. I was extremely impressed with the professional delivery of the program and, as the meetings progressed from week to week, it was fantastic to see that attitudes were changing.
I believe that the program works without doubt. The initiative of the paramedic who started the program and his commitment to the program is deserving of special mention.
I cannot recall his name but I conclude in saying that if he has not been awarded a citation for community service or higher than he certainly should be in the very near future.
If there were a way to donate some money to the cause, I certainly would and I would hope that other citizens would to keep this very important program continuing indefinitely.
To those who run the program, “Well done!” – a great number of lives have been saved by your efforts and many more will be saved in the future.