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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 12 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 4079..


(3) What is the total Government revenue from these fines for each of the years listed in part (1).

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

(1) The number of fines issued to bicycle riders for (a) failure to wear a helmet and (b) other offences from 2001-02 to 2005-06 to date is:

Offence

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06 to date

Grand Total

Failure to wear a helmet

22

65

43

24

8

162

Other offences

8

14

17

8

1

48

Grand Total

30

79

60

32

9

210

Source: Autocite as at 05 October 2005

(2) In relation to the number of fines (a) contested and (b) dismissed for the years listed in part (1): it is too resource intensive to provide this data within the timeframe provided.

(3) ACT Policing does not record costs associated with the revenue raised by the government in relation to the payment of these fines and as such is unable to respond.

Motor vehicles—stolen number plates

(Question No 670)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 22 September 2005:

(1) How many number plates have been stolen from registered vehicles during (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04, (d) 2004-05 and (d) 2005-06 to date;

(2) How many stolen number plates were recovered in the years listed in part (1);

(3) What are the penalties in the ACT for stealing number plates from motor vehicles;

(4) How many fines, prosecutions or otherwise were laid as a result of stolen number plates in the years listed in part (1);

(5) Does ACT Policing keep a register of stolen number plates; if so, for what period number plates which have been stolen are kept on the list;

(6) Are ACT vehicle owners who have reported their number plates stolen immune from fine or prosecution for any traffic offences committed under the stolen number plates once the number plates have been reported stolen to police.

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

(1) Number of registration plates stolen and recovered by financial year- 2001-02 to 2005-06 (YTD).


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