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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 8 Hansard (16 August) . . Page.. 3208 ..


The ACT Neighbourhood Watch Association Inc. is registered under the ACT Associations Incorporation Act 1991. It is this body that regulates Neighbourhood Watch groups in the ACT, including setting operating policies and procedures for such groups, rather than ACT Policing.

ACT Policing—cycling infringements (Question No 1509)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 8 June 2018:

(1) How many fines and/or warnings have ACT Policing issued for the minimum passing distance offences by year.

(2) Have ACT Policing staff received training or education regarding these laws.

(3) Have ACT Policing investigated or used any lateral measuring devices to assist in enforcing these laws.

(4) During the recent focus on "vulnerable road users" what fines or warnings did ACT Policing issue for offences relating to vulnerable road users.

(5) How many complaints/reports has ACT Policing received relating to driver behaviour/attitudes towards bicycle riders, in each of the last 5 years.

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

(1) Between 1 January 2016 and 31 May 2018, ACT Policing issued the following Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) and Cautions for the offence Overtake Bicycle Rider too Closely:

2016 2017 2018 TIN 1 4 0 Caution 3 2 2 Total 4 6 2

(2) ACT Policing conducts regular Media campaigns to increase awareness and educate ACT Policing and the broader community on amendments to legislation through a variety of communication mediums. This included specific public messaging of the trial in 2015, internal awareness training and further messaging through the 'Share the Road' Campaign. A further campaign during March 2018 targeted a range of behaviours which impact on safety for vulnerable road users, including maintenance of a safe lateral distance between motor vehicles and bicycles.

(3) ACT Policing does not currently use or has not to date investigated any lateral measuring devices.

(4) Between 1 January 2016 and 31 May 2018, ACT Policing issued the following TINs regarding vulnerable road users:


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