Speed Camera in School Zone Awarded Highest Police Honour

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A school zone speed camera in Sydney’s sleepy lower north shore suburb of Lavender Bay has been awarded the New South Wales Police Force Valour Award for distinguished service, receiving a three-week ticker tape parade.

“This brave officer has raised more revenue than everybody else in the force combined,” a NSW police spokesperson said. “This camera is an example that crime pays… and it pays well!”

The officer has been attacked multiple times in its career, and was almost decommissioned in 2015 after vandals beheaded the camera, and locals have expressed their disagreement with the award.

“What a joke,” one Lavender Bay local said. “You’d have to be a mathematician to calculate what speed you’re meant to go in the camera’s location after factoring in the time of day, road works, school holidays and the weather. I once got a fine for simply walking past the camera.”

Lavender Bay police invited The Sydney Sentinel to their clubhouse/station for a lobster sausage sizzle.

“It would be impossible for us to spend all the money this officer raises,” one constable said in an interview conducted from the station’s rooftop hot tub. “Before I could even finish that last sentence, our brave man in the field would have raised another $300,000 – that sort of cash would take any regular officer a whole afternoon of bribe collecting.”

Lavender Bay police have said they will be putting replica speed cameras on every street in a display of gratitude for the award-winning officer.

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90 Per Cent of Sydney-Siders Don’t Know How to Operate Pedestrian Crossings

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The vast majority of people using footpaths in Sydney do not know they have to push the button to activate a pedestrian crossing outside of the cbd, a new study has found.

The study comes after a man died of dehydration after waiting at a rarely used crossing for five days.

“No one else came along to push the button for him, so he just stood there and waited,” a witness said. “Unfortunately, no one in the vicinity knew what to do to help him.”

Another witness admitted she could have helped the man but said she “didn’t like touching the buttons because they’re dirty”, adding that she had sometimes waited hours for some other sucker to activate the crossing for her.

City planners have launched an educational campaign to boost awareness of the issue, with slogans such as:

“Why did the man cross the road? Because he pushed the button and after a while the green walking man appeared, so he knew it was safe to cross.”