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(6) The ACT does not have a specific policy in relation to wire rope barriers. Wire rope barriers are an approved barrier under Australian Standard/New Zealand Standard 3845, have a number of proven road safety benefits over other barrier systems, and have not been excluded as a type of suitable barrier that can be installed in the ACT. See also answer to Question 2.

(7) No. See answer to Question 6.

(8) Yes. Contract specifications and temporary traffic management arrangements for pavement repairs and replacement take account of the needs of all road users, including motorcyclists and cyclists.

(9) There are 11,549 motorcycles/scooters currently registered in the ACT. This represents 4.08% of all currently registered vehicles. There are 282,944 registrations.

(10) In 2008, there were 14 road fatalities and 101 serious injuries in the ACT, based on on-road crashes which are required to be reported to police. Of these, 4 fatalities (28.6%) and 22 serious injuries (21.8%) were motorcyclists. The NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust has recently released a report from a study matching ACT police and hospital data for the period 2001 to 2003. This report found that there were 595 hospital episodes relating to motorcycle injuries (serious and minor injuries) over this three-year period. It was difficult to match these injury records with police records because of under-reporting to police of single vehicle motorcycle crashes and the inclusion of off-road crashes in the hospital data.

(11) Motorcyclists are generally treated as motor vehicles in terms of ACT Road Transport Legislation and overall traffic management arrangements, with motorcycle specific provisions (eg use of bus lanes) incorporated as necessary. Motorcyclists are recognised as a key road safety issue in the ACT Road Safety Strategy and there is a separate section covering motorcyclists in the ACT Road Safety Action Plan. In transport planning policies, specifically the ACT Parking Strategy, motorcycles are recognised as a separate class and their needs have been incorporated. Also, some transport infrastructure (such as bus lanes and motorcycle parking areas) provides motorcyclists with priority over general traffic, recognising their potential contribution in lowering emissions.

Education—interstate students
(Question No 467)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 10 December 2009:

(1) What is the total number of NSW resident students enrolled in ACT government (a) primary schools, (b) high schools and (c) colleges.

(2) How many NSW students enrolled in ACT primary schools live in each of the surrounding NSW local government areas.

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

(1) The Department is working with schools to improve data collected on New South Wales students enrolled in ACT public schools. Current data shows:

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