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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 9 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 3445..

In relation to the use of skateboards in Civic:

(1) What law controls their use in pedestrian areas;

(2) How many prosecutions have been (a) initiated (b) successful in 2001-02 and 2002-03 against skateboard use in pedestrian areas of Civic;

(3) How many pedestrians, if any, have been injured in Civic in the years at (2) above;

(4) If no law controls skateboard use in pedestrians areas, why not.

Mr Wood

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

(1) For the purposes of the Australian Road Rules (ARR's), skateboard riders are generally treated as pedestrians, not riders. Division 2 of the ARR's contains rules applying to wheeled recreational devices. Specifically, ARR 242 states that a skateboard rider must give way to other pedestrians in a pedestrian area. A copy of the ARR's can be accessed through the website

(2) From available data, there were no prosecutions against skateboard use in pedestrian areas of Civic.

(3) There was one recorded pedestrian offence involving injury in 2002-2003 in the Civic area. This did not involve skateboards.

(4) Refer answer number (1).


(Question No 883)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services OR the Minister for Arts and Heritage, upon notice:

In relation to the survey of satisfaction with ACT Taxis.

(1) Who conducted the survey of satisfaction with the ACT taxi service referred to in the Minister's media release of 16 July 2003?

(2) How was the person or group who conducted the survey selected and what was the process for selection?

(3) On what basis was the person or group commissioned to conduct the survey chosen?

(4) When, and over what time period, was the survey conducted?

(5) How many respondents were there to the survey questions?

(6) How much did the survey cost?

(7) Who paid for the survey?

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