LNP policy tough on hoons

13 Mar 2012 10:51 AMJann Stuckey

13 March 2012

A CanDo LNP Government will crackdown on illegal street racing and hooning by introducing the strictest anti-hooning laws in the nation, LNP Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey said.

Ms Stuckey said the LNP was committed to ensuring Queensland families were safe in their communities through the LNP’s Safer Streets Crime Action Plan.

“Illegal street racing and activities such as burn-outs, donuts, drifting, and unnecessary speed or acceleration are highly dangerous activities,” Ms Stuckey said. 

“They are also highly disruptive to local families and businesses.

“The LNP will crackdown on hoons by introducing the toughest hooning laws in the nation.

“Our anti-hooning laws will be the equal toughest in the nation, with cars clamped and the off the road for three months for a first hooning offence, and forfeited and sold or crushed for any subsequent offence within the next five years.

“Under this tired, 20-year Labor government, hoons only have their cars impounded for 48 hours – when a recent study found a 48-hour impoundment was not a genuine deterrent, with comments such as ‘I don’t think it’s too bad.’

“The LNP will ensure residents in local communities can report hooning so action can be taken.

“Since the introduction of Hoon Watch in Currumbin in 2008, the LNP have been tackling the issue of hooning proactively.

“The LNP also proposed the HOONWatch hotline, and through strong advocacy this important line was established – and we’ll continue to support the hotline.”

“Bligh Labor’s anti-hooning laws are some of the weakest in Australia – as consistently highlighted by police, community leaders and the LNP.

“It’s time for a change.  A strong and united LNP Government will get Queensland back on track.”

More information can be found at lnp.org.au