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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 5 Hansard (9 May) . . Page.. 1487..


Cyclists-fines

(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

fitted/adjusted helmet

Ride bicycle without working brake 1 0

Ride bicycle without working 3 0

warning device

Ride bicycle without visible front 6 2

white light

Ride bicycle without visible rear red 4 1

light

Ride bicycle without visible red 2 0

reflector

Ride bicycle on children's/ marked 0 2

foot/pedestrian crossing

Source: ACT Policing Traffic Representations %


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