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Friday, May 6, 2011

Anti-Hoon Laws Delivering for Caboolture Region

State Member for Morayfield, Mark Ryan MP has today announced that 189 cars were impounded in the Caboolture police district during 2010 under the State Government’s tough anti-hooning laws.

Mr Ryan said the 189 impoundments in 2010 was a 16% decrease on the number of vehicles impounded during 2009, demonstrating that motorists from across the Caboolture district were getting the message that hooning was not tolerated on Queensland roads.

“Reckless driving in our community will not be tolerated – and if local hoons remain determined to break the rules they will be taken off our roads,” Mr Ryan said.

“Since anti-hooning laws were introduced by the Queensland Labor Government, nearly 700 vehicles from the Caboolture district have been impounded.”

“More than 5,000 have been impounded in the North Coast Region and statewide more than 25,000 vehicles have been impounded under these laws since their introduction.”

Mr Ryan also urged residents to make full use the Queensland Police Service’s new anti-hoon hotline, 13 HOON (13 4666).

"The 13 HOON hotline gives the public an easy to remember central contact point to report dangerous road use to police,” he said.

"Trained call-centre operators will record all details including vehicle registration, vehicle characteristics and location of the illegal activity and dispatch police units accordingly."

“13 HOON is another option to report hooning activity to police if an incident is underway and there is no immediate danger to anyone or an event has already occurred.

“The Government is committed to our zero-tolerance approach to hooning, and the 13 HOON hotline is just another way we can keep our roads safe for the majority of sensible road users.”