Hoons won’t be tolerated by Highway Patrol
THERE is a big difference between a hoon and a car enthusiast but hoons are giving anyone with a hotted up car a bad name.
Tweed/Byron Local Area Command Traffic Branch Sergeant Chad George said police regularly patrolled for rev-heads.
"We have patrols targeting hoons and we use marked and un-marked vehicles," he said.
Although Sgt George doesn't believe the problem is bigger hear than anywhere else the Facebook page of the police was full of complaints about hoons.
"It does upset the quiet and good nature in the streets," he said.,
"And it always poses a danger for the driver and pedestrians."
At the end of last year traffic officers pulled up two provisional licence holders after they were street racing on Pearl St, Kingscliff.
"They were two young guys," he said.
"They were charged with street racing along with other things.
"One driver was on the wrong side of the road and went around the roundabout the wrong way."
The vehicles were confiscated and the drivers were slapped with a court date.
They face a 12 month licence disqualification, up to nine months in prison and a $3300 fine.
On January 9, two teens suffered the same fate when they were caught street racing on Minjungbal Dr past a stationary RBT.