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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 7 April 2005 2005) . . Page.. 1601 ..


Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

Information on drag racing is unavailable due to limitation on the recording methods of this offence, however figures for burnout offences are reported as follows:

Number of reported burnout offences by area – 1 July 2003 to 28 February 2005.

2003-2004

2004-2005 to date

Belconnen

14

8

City

17

11

Tuggeranong

24

23

Woden

7

7

Other

3

1

Gungahlin

2

4

Total offences

67

54

Source: PROMIS as at 14 March 2005

A patrol was dispatched to 44 offences in 2003-04 and 43 offences in 2004-05 to date.

It is too resource intensive to obtain data to provide an answer to this question. ACT Policing allocates resources based on a four-tier response model.

It is too resource intensive to obtain data to provide an answer to this question. ACT Policing allocates resources based on a four-tier response model.

The following table provides data on the number of warnings or apprehensions as a result of burnout and street racing activity.

How proceeded against

2003-2004

2004-2005

Arrest

1

3

Summons

22

22

Caution

0

1

Charged before court

0

1

Traffic infringement (burnout offences)

138

93

Traffic infringement (street racing offences)

16

4

Traffic caution

14

11

Vehicles were seized in eight cases in 2003-2004, and in 17 cases in 2004-2005 to date.

It is too resource intensive to obtain data to provide an answer to this question.

(7)(a) It is too resource intensive to obtain data to provide an answer to this question.

(7)(b) It is too resource intensive to obtain data to provide an answer to this question.

(8) ACT Policing proactively responds to burnouts and anti-social driving activities by using an intelligence approach which targets known ‘blackspots’. ACT Policing Traffic Operations, undertake targeted operations, which focus on activities of this type and the potential areas for such activities. For example, ACT Policing liaised with ACT Road User Services about installation of a ‘high traction’ surface in Braddon to curb illegal


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