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(2) When will the review into ACT high crash locations for black spot treatments be conducted;

(3) Why is this review not an ongoing project;

(4) Of the traffic warrant system, what locations have been identified to receive an allocation of funding due to the high nature of accidents, speed, volume, through traffic or land use;

(5) What road markings, road furniture and road maintenance are to be provided that will have motorcyclist and bicyclist safety in mind;

(6) Have any intervention strategies that target inattention whilst driving been developed or introduced; if not, why not; if so, what are they;

(7) When will the review into current speed camera policy to provide a more flexible and responsive method to determine appropriate sites based on known crash and speeding data be completed;

(8) If this review has already been completed what were the findings; if not, when will it be completed;

(9) Does the review identified in part (7) mean that the current speed camera policy is inflexible and not based on available information such as known crash and speeding data;

(10) Of the review into current intersection crash data to ensure most efficient allocation of red light cameras, why is this not currently being conducted and what new information will the review consider;

(11) What are the recommendations of the road ready evaluation and which of the recommendations are to be implemented.

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

(1) The ACT will participate in Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) promotions as they are conducted. A link to the ANCAP vehicle reports is available through the Government web site

(2) The initial meeting for development of the 2005-06 Black Spot Program, chaired by Senator Gary Humphries, was held in July 2005.

(3) The Black Spot Program is ongoing. In 2004 $638,000 was allocated to nine projects.

(4) Funding for 2005-06 has already been committed to install a roundabout at the intersection of Cowper Street and Wakefield Avenue. The Warrants system will be updated with the most recent traffic surveys before the next financial year. Funding in future capital upgrade programs will be allocated to deal with the top locations in the updated warrants system.

(5) All new projects are developed bearing in mind the needs and driving characteristics of cyclists and motorcyclists. In addition, other activities include sweeping of on road cycle lanes, on road cycle lane markings, cycle logos in cycle lanes, green pavement markings, traffic signage, cycle rest rails and cycle storage bays. For motorcyclists, specific

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