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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 17 November 2005) . . Page.. 4369 ..


No. All ACT Policing members, particularly Traffic Operations members pay attention to all traffic offences committed by motorists on roads and road related areas in the ACT.

Since 2001 the number of road accidents which have occurred as a result of drivers using mobile devices is:

Number of accidents that occurred where a fine was also issued for using a hand-held mobile phone by financial year

Year

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06*

Accidents

3

3

9

3

0

Source: PROMIS as at 3 October 05; BRIO as at 5 October 05; *2005-06 is the period 1 July 05 to 2 October 05

The number of repeat offenders who have been fined, prosecuted or otherwise is:

Number of drivers apprehended, fined or cautioned two or more times for driving a vehicle other than a bus while using a hand-held mobile phone within the period 01 July 2001 to 02 October 2005

Number of people

Apprehensions

0

Fines

109

Cautions

0

Source: PROMIS as at 3 October 2005 BRIO as at 5 October 2005

It is an offence under Australian Road Rules No.300, to use a mobile phone while driving. The current penalty incurred in the ACT for this offence is $226, which attracts 3 demerit points.

The total value of fines issued in each of the years listed in part (3) for the use of mobile phones while driving is:

Value of fines issued for driving while using a hand-held mobile by financial year

Year

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06*

Value ($)

70725

81420

161968

178724

40591

Source: BRIO as at 5 October 2005. *2005-06 is the period 1 July 2005 to 2 October 2005


Hospitals—waiting lists(Question No 672)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 22 September 2005:

In relation to public elective surgery waiting lists and times, how many patients were added to the waiting lists at (a) The Canberra Hospital and (b) Calvary Hospital in (i) July 2005 and (ii) August 2005;

How many patients were removed from the waiting lists after admission at (a) The Canberra Hospital and (b) Calvary Hospital in (i) July 2005 and (ii) August 2005;

How many patients were on the elective surgery waiting list at (a) The Canberra Hospital and (b) Calvary Hospital at the end of (i) July 2005 and (ii) August 2005;


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