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- Take any necessary action, such as the installation of traffic calming measures, to address any roads identified a being an area of dangerous driving by the traffic study.
- Investigate the lack of signage, road markings and other traffic calming measures when transitioning from high-speed zones along Drakeford Drive, Sulwood Drive, and Athllon Drive to residential low-speed zones.
- Provide feedback to Kambah community regarding the findings of the traffic study and any actions taken to address the findings.
Vehicle registration—transfer—petition 10-22
By Ms Clay, from 9 residents:
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory
The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly: unfortunately, there is no easy way to transfer registration of a vehicle to another family member unless they pay stamp duty and go through some arduous paperwork.
A family member (such as a parent or guardian) in the ACT may fund or partially fund a vehicle for a family member (such as a son or daughter) and then put it in their name.
This can lead to a parent/guardian/family member getting a traffic offence fine in the mail box in their name, instead of the person driving. There are ways to change who gets a fine in this instance but it is an unnecessary inconvenience.
Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to: make it easy to change vehicle ownership between family members through Access Canberra.
Convenience and reduced cost of living is only one side of the benefits of vehicle transfer between family members. It can also allow more independence for someone who got the vehicle from a family member as a minor and as an adult wants to have vehicle ownership transferred to the vehicle as they drive. It is a symbolic and practical step for that person to become independent.
Having some else have legal ownership of the car also makes it more likely that this can be used to control someone, financially or otherwise.
Vehicle transfer between family members is available in Victoria and the ACT should follow suit.
Housing—tenants wellbeing—petition 4-22
By Mr Braddock, from 60 residents:
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital Territory
The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly: