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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 6 Hansard (6 May) . . Page.. 2026..


(6) How many defect notices were issued over the Easter 2005 period and for each of the periods listed in part (4);

(7) How many random motor vehicle testing stations were in operation over the Easter 2005 period and where were they located;

(8) How many random motor vehicle testing stations were in operation, and how many defect notices were issued, for each of the periods listed in part (4).

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

(1) It is too resource intensive to identify how many drivers were charged with drink driving as a result of random breath testing, as distinct from other breath testing. 532 drivers tested positive during the period 1 July 2004 to 31 March 2005 as a result of random breath testing. However, the total number of drivers charged for drink driving offences during this period (including as a result of random breath testing activity) was 1141.

(2) The number of drivers charged with drink driving offences in the financial years (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04, and (d) 2004-05 was as follows:

Financial year

Number of persons charged with drink driving offences

(a) 2001-02

1201

(b) 2002-03

1515

(c) 2003-04

1787

(d) 2004-05 to 31 March 2005

1141

Source: PROMIS apprehensions module as at 4 April 2005

(3) The exact question can not be answered. The details in the below table relate to how many patrols were out per day.

Shift

25/3/2005

26/3/2005

27/3/2005

28/3/2005

Total for day

65

55

58

57

(4) Traffic infringement notices issued over the Easter periods in (a) 2004, (b) 2003, (c) 2002, and (d) 2001 were as follows:

Easter period

Infringement notices issued

(a) 2004

540

(b) 2003

185

(c) 2002

422

(d) 2001

Data not available

Source: AutoCite traffic data as at 4 April 2005

(5) The number of motorists charged for drink driving over the Easter periods as listed in part (4) were:

Easter period

Number of persons charged with drink driving offences

(a) 2004

53


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