Families on the Gold Coast are safer with the introduction of Australia’s toughest anti-hooning legislation taking almost 1,500 dangerous vehicles off the road in the year since they were introduced.
Member for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates said the LNP plan to put families first had been working, but there was more to do to ensure families were protected.
“Under Labor, hoons controlled our roads, risking the lives of families but received just a slap on the wrist for their dangerous driving,” Ms Bates said.
“Labor’s laws only allowed police to take hooning vehicles off local roads for a maximum of 48 hours on the spot; we changed that to impound vehicles for up to 90 days.
“The LNP Government is making families the priority again and it is delivering great results already, after just one year.
“The streets are safer for our children and businesses no longer need to contend with hoons.”
Ms Bates said locally 1,469 dangerous hooning vehicles had been taken off the streets where they could risk life and property.
“Using the LNP’s laws and improved powers, police have impounded 1,469 vehicles and taken them off the road at the driver’s expense,” Ms Bates said.
“I am committed to working to ensure our community is safe and that local police officers have laws they need to protect families on our roads.
“I want to thank the officers for their work locally and those residents reporting dangerous drivers through the HOON Hotline, as well as the Hoon Watch form on my website.”
“Mudgeeraba residents told us they were sick of their suburban streets being turned into racetracks so we delivered the toughest hoon laws in the country to put the breaks on hoons,” Police Minister Jack Dempsey said.
“Money from confiscated hoon cars that are sold is put back into road safety initiatives.
“The police and community are working together to make Mudgeeraba