HOONS PUT ON NOTICE IN PINE RIVERS
Street racing, burnouts and dangerous driving will be targeted by the community and Pine Rivers Police through a Hoon Watch program that was launched by the Minister for Police and Community Safety in Strathpine yesterday.
Pine Rivers Hoon Watch, coordinated by State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich MP, provides an opportunity for Pine Rivers residents and business owners to assist the police to catch those who are putting others in danger through their dangerous driving.
"Hoon Watch is about empowering residents to be the eyes and ears for our local police," Mr Holswich said.
"By providing specific information about hooning behaviour they observe - where it happened, what time, what day and details about the vehicle - residents will be helping police target hooning hot spots in Pine Rivers."
The launch event was attended by local residents, Neighbourhood Watch members, car enthusiasts and representatives from Pine Rivers Police District.
At the launch Minister Dempsey stressed the importance of the Hoon Watch program.
"Initiatives like Hoon Watch are important as they bring the public and police together to help create a safer community," Minister Dempsey said.
Also speaking at the launch was Sharyn Littler, President of Australian Confederation of Motor Clubs.
Mrs Littler's message was that hooning is not necessarily linked to the type of car a person is driving. Just because someone drives a louder car or a modified car, that doesn't necessarily mean they are a hoon or dangerous driver.
"Hooning is about the driver, not the car," Mrs Littler said.
Pine Rivers residents will receive a Hoon Watch flyer in their letterbox over the next week. Further copies are available from the Pine Rivers Electorate Office at 5A/199 Gympie Rd Strathpine or can be downloaded from www.seathholswich.com