Yarra Trams should tell inspectors to check West Maribyrnong trams as they cross Raleigh Road at Wests Road and travel along the siding to the terminus.
We have learnt that many drivers ignore the red arrow and complete the right-hand turn without waiting for the green.
It happened at 7pm on July 1 when, with no traffic coming out of Wests Road into Raleigh Road and eastbound vehicles stopped for a red light, the impatient driver ignored the red and took off.
We're told by an Avondale Heights reader that this is a regular occurrence.
Our whistleblower commutes daily and says the drivers often ignore the red if there is no traffic emerging from the left side which has the green.
The risks are minimal but hardly condoned in the good book of tram driving - even if drivers are under pressure to maintain timetables.
Surely passenger safety should be foremost. What was that about better being late than arriving dead on time? Our cyclists get away with disobeying traffic lights and seemingly so do some tram drivers.
Tracing history of Chinese gardeners
Judy Madigan devotes her considerable talents to further developing the Essendon Historical Society, of which she is president.
She is on a mission to learn about three Chinese market gardeners - Ah Yue, Hang Kaw and Wah Shing - who apparently farmed adjacent to Moonee Valley racecourse from 1889-1911 using water from Moonee Ponds Creek.
Anyone who knows more about the gardeners and their work should call the society on 9370 4607 or email EssHisSoc@mail.com.
The society is planning a major fund-raising campaign to finance the restoration of its home, the former Essendon courthouse on Mt Alexander Road at Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds.
Bombers may lift flag tally
Essendon Football Club will break clear of arch enemy Carlton if the AFL agrees to an initiative by Geelong to add the former Victorian Football Association premierships to the official tally of flags won.
Essendon and Carlton have each won 16 premierships in the VFL/AFL and if association flags are added the Bombers will be four premierships ahead.
Before the league was formed, Essendon played in the VFA, mostly on what was known as McCrackens Paddock, and snared four successive premierships from 1891-1894.
They were then known as the Sash Wavers and won 84 of 95 games with eight drawn and they lost just three matches.
Albert Thurgood, known as Albert the Great, was the predominant Essendon player of the era and widely acknowledged as the greatest player in the game in those developmental years.
The final word ...
Bad habits are like a good bed. Easy to get into and harder to get out of.