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(2) What is the total value of fines resulting from those infringements for each of the years listed in part (1);

(3) What are the ACT statistics for each of the years above in relation to the use of mobile phones being directly attributable as the cause of motor vehicle accidents.

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

(1) Table 1: Traffic infringement notices issued for driving while using a handheld mobile phone ~ 01 July 2002 to 06 April 2005

Financial year

Infringements

2002-2003

690

2003-2004

739

2004-2005 to date

588

Source: Autocite Traffic data as at 06 April 2005

(2) Table 2: Total penalties for traffic infringement notices issued for driving while using a handheld mobile phone ~ 01 July 2002 to 06 April 2005

Financial Year

Infringements

2002-2003

81522

2003-2004

162190

2004-2005 to date

132846

Total

$376,558

Source: Autocite Traffic Data as at 06 April 2005

(3) It is too resource intensive to obtain data identifying how many motor vehicle accidents are directly attributable to the use of mobile phones whilst driving. This would involve manual data extraction and examination of individual case records.

Roads-random breath testing

(Question No 357)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 6 April 2005:

(1) In relation to random breath testing in the ACT, how many drivers have been charged with drink driving for the period 1 July 2004 to date;

(2) How many drivers have been charged with drink driving in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04 and (d) 2004-05;

(3) How many patrol cars were mobile at any one time on ACT roads per shift over the Easter period;

(4) How many traffic infringements were issued over the Easter periods in (a) 2004, (b) 2003, (c) 2002 and (d) 2001;

(5) How many motorists were caught drink driving for each of the periods listed in part (4);


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