Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 5 Hansard (9 May) . . Page.. 1487..
(Question No 141)
Mr Cornwell asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 10 April 2002:
In relation to fines for cyclists:
(1) How many tines have been handed down to bicycle riders for (a) failure to wear a helmet and (b) other offences in (i) 2000-01 and (ii) 2001-02 to date.
(2) What were the "other" offences.
Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
(1) (a) During 2000-2001 there were 45 fines handed down to bicycle riders for failure to wear a helmet and 20 for other offences. During 2001-2002 to date there have been 22 fines handed down for failure to wear a helmet and 5 for other offences.
(2) The following table demonstrates the "other" offences during these periods.
Offence Type 2000-2001 2001-2002 to date
Ride Bicycle on pedestrian side of 1 0
separated foot path
Passenger not wearing appropriately 3 0
Ride bicycle without working brake 1 0
Ride bicycle without working 3 0
Ride bicycle without visible front 6 2
Ride bicycle without visible rear red 4 1
Ride bicycle without visible red 2 0
Ride bicycle on children's/ marked 0 2
Source: ACT Policing Traffic Representations %