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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 9 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3607 ..


failure to stop at stop sign, (h) driving an unregistered car, (i) distracted driving, (j) driving under the influence of alcohol, (k) driving under the influence of drugs, (l) road rage, (m) tailgating and (n) other (please specify).

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

(1) Please refer to Attachment A.

As the question was originally asked to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, this data only relates to infringement notices issued by ACT Policing and does not include traffic camera infringements.

(2) Please refer to Attachment B.

As the question was originally asked to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, this data only relates to infringement notices issued by ACT Policing and does not include traffic camera infringements.

(Copies of the attachments are available at the Chamber Support Office).

Roads—traffic management (Question No 1602)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 3 August 2018:

(1) How many keep left signs are there in the ACT.

(2) Why are there not more "keep left unless overtaking" signs in the ACT.

(3) How is it decided where "keep left unless overtaking signs" are placed.

(4) Why are ACT highways and parkways speed limited to 100Kph.

(5) Why isn't traffic flow encouraged in the ACT by coordinating traffic lights to traffic flow needs.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) There are approximately 4000 'keep left' signs in the ACT.

(2) 'Keep left unless overtaking' signs are only used on multi lane roads with speed limits higher than 80 km/h. The great majority of the ACT road network is within the urban environment with speed limits at or lower than 80km/h and hence there is limited use of this sign in the ACT.

(3) Australian Standards specify the use of "keep left unless overtaking signs".

(4) The criteria for setting speed limits is set out in the relevant Australian Standard. Setting speed limits seeks to maximise safe movement while minimising adverse impacts such as noise and air pollution. Canberra is predominantly urban and so there are only a few road sections where 100km/h speed limits are appropriate.


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