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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 3285..


(1) Further to Question on notice No 141, how many fines have been issued to bicycle riders for (a) failure to wear a helmet and (b) other offences in (i) 2001-02, (ii) 2002-03 and (iii) 2003-04;

(2) What were the other offences.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) During 2001-2002 there were 32 fines issued to bicycle riders for failure to wear a helmet and four for other offences. During 2002-2003 there were 63 fines issued to bicycle riders for failure to wear a helmet and 11 for other offences. During 2003-2004 there were 32 fines issued to bicycle riders for failure to wear a helmet and three for other offences.

(b) See (1)(a) above.

(2) The following table demonstrates the "other" offences during these periods.

Offence Type

2001-2002

2002-2003

2003-2004

Ride bicycle without visible front white light

3

5

1

Ride bicycle without visible rear red light

1

4

1

Ride bicycle without working brake

0

1

0

Ride bicycle without warning device

0

1

0

Rider on bicycle that is being towed

0

0

1

Total

4

11

3

Source: A.C.T. Policing Traffic Representations

Motor vehicles-theft

(Question No 1648)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 1 July 2004:

How many motor vehicles were (a) stolen and (b) recovered in the A.C.T. in (i) 2002, (ii) 2003 and (iii) 2004 to date.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The number of motor vehicles stolen and recovered in the ACT during 2002, 2003, and 2004 is set out in the following table.

Year

Stolen

Recovered

2002

2716

2081

2003

3200

2367

01 January to 30 June 2004

1083

767

Note: the stolen vehicles recovered in a period do not necessarily relate to those stolen for the same period. Further, recovered vehicles do not necessarily relate to vehicles stolen in the ACT as some vehicles may be from interstate.


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