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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 5 Hansard (15 May) . . Page.. 1627..


Answers to questions

Roads—driver licences (Question No 261)

Mr Doszpot asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 8 April 2014:

(1) From what age are older drivers required to undergo annual drivers licence tests.

(2) Are older drivers required to undergo annual testing on all classes for which they hold a licence i.e. R, LR, MR and above.

(3) What criteria are used.

(4) For all classes of licence, how many were voluntarily handed back in calendar years 2011, 2012 and 2013.

(5) For all classes, how many licences were revoked in calendar years 2011, 2012 and 2013.

(6) How many appeals were made in relation to cancellation of licences in calendar years 2011, 2012 and 2013.

(7) How many people have appealed their decision for loss of licence with ACAT in calendar years 2011, 2012 and 2013.

(8) How many appeals were upheld in each calendar year 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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

(1) There is no automatic requirement for ACT licence holders who drive private vehicles to undergo a driver licence test at a particular age. A medical assessment is required annually from age 75. From the age of 70 public vehicle licence holders are required to annually undertake a driving test.

(2) An annual assessment is only required for public vehicle licence holders once they turn 70 years of age.

(3) The licence holder is required to demonstrate the ability to drive in accordance with ACT road law.

(4) For all licence holders, regardless of age, the following number of licences were voluntarily surrendered

2011 - 356

2012 - 492

2013 - 437

(5) For all licence holders, regardless of age, the following number of licences were revoked by the RTA

2011 - 2116

2012 - 2556

2013 - 2216


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