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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 20 October 2005) . . Page.. 4076 ..


activities include modifications to transverse linemarking at intersection approaches, motor bike exclusive parking spaces and parking signage.

During 2005 the AFP has conducted a road safety campaign “not paying attention is killing us” using television advertisements and radio announcements. Advertising focussed on driver inattention was placed in the Canberra Times in July 2005. Further campaigns will be developed over the coming year.

The Government will soon consider the recommendations of the Traffic Liaison Committee on possible amendments to the Speed Camera Program. The Committee consists of representatives from the Department of Urban Services, AFP and NRMA Motoring Services.

The outcome of the Government’s considerations will be announced when completed.

The red light/speed camera and mobile speed camera program commenced in 1999. All sites were identified using known crash and speeding data.

The ACT Government Budget for 2005-06 allocated funds for the provision of two additional fixed red light/speed cameras and an additional mobile unit. The Traffic Liaison Committee is currently undertaking the assessment of the sites for the two fixed cameras. Once procurement procedures are completed for the purchase of the equipment, a publicity campaign will be conducted prior to the cameras commencing operation at the new sites.

The evaluation report and recommendations are available at http://www.transport.act.gov.au/roadtransportroadsafety/youngnovicedriversafety.html Work has commenced implementing the recommendations following liaison between the Department and service provider including modification of the pre-course activities, tightening of the assessment procedure and increasing the class size to provide maximum benefit to participants.


Roads—street signs(Question No 665)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 22 September 2005:

Why is/was one of two signs indicating Olympus Way in Lyons marked as “Olyumpus Way” when the other is correctly marked as “Olympus Way”;

Will Urban Services be instructed to remedy this mistake if it has not done so already;

How many other incidents of incorrectly marked street signs have been recorded for (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04, (d) 2004-05 and (e) 2005-06 to date;

Where are these signs located and have they all been rectified;

What has been the cost to the ACT Government to rectify such signage for each of the years listed in part (3).

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


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