Antisocial driver behaviour and excessive vehicle speed or hooning as it is sometimes is referred to has become an ever increasing issue on our local roads. WA Police are encouraging community members to report dangerous, reckless or anti-social hoon driving behaviour.
This initiative provides an additional avenue for community members to access the relevant information to report hoon behaviour; enhance our (Local Government) commitment to road safety; and contribute to making Western Australian roads safer.
In 2004 the Government amended the Road Traffic Act to address concerns over organised street drag racing and reckless driving. The Road Traffic Amendment (Impounding and Confiscation of Vehicles) Act 2004 and subsequent amendment legislation, commonly known as Hoon Legislation, empowers police to impound vehicles that:
- are driven in a reckless manner,
- do a burnout; or
- are driven at a speed equal to or greater than 45km/h over the posted speed limit.
How to report hoon behaviour
Call police on 131 444 to report dangerous, reckless or anti-social driving (hoon) behaviour. All calls are treated confidentially.
What Information do I need to give?
The more information you can provide will assist greatly. Information such as:
- description of behaviour, eg: speeding, drag racing, burnouts, etc
- description of driver
- day and time of behaviour
- location of behaviour
- vehicle registration
- vehicle make, model
- vehicle colour
Photographic or video evidence can be of great assistance to confirm many of the details listed above but you must be able to give testament to when and where it was shot. Do not put yourself at risk when trying to gather evidence.
Please refer to the WA Police website for further information on 'About Reporting Hoon Behaviour'
The Shire of Kalamunda is committed to reducing antisocial behaviour on our roads and provide safer roads within our community. Below is a form to report and identify motorists who regularly travel at excessive speed or are involved in antisocial driver behaviour on our local roads.
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