What is Hooning?
Hoon driving is a dangerous behaviour that puts the safety of drivers and other road users at risk. People living, working and enjoying our community have the right to feel safe. Latrobe City Council is working with Victoria Police to reduce this dangerous behaviour.
How to identify hooning behaviour?
Hooning may include speeding, doughnuts, drifting, fishtails, revving of engines, screeching brakes, skidding, burnouts and street racing.
How can we stop hooning?
Anti-hoon laws are about making roads safer and reducing road trauma. They were introduced in Victoria in July 2006 to give Victoria Police the power to impound, immobilise or permanently confiscate vehicles driven by people in a dangerous manner.
Victoria Police investigate and prosecute hoon drivers. If you have concerns about hoon driver behaviour in your area, you can report their behaviour by calling 1800 333 000 or go to the website www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.
How residents and community can help to stop these anti-social activities?
Latrobe City residents can contact Crime Stoppers Victoria 24 hours a day, seven days a week - to report anti-social driving behaviour. To assist police further with issue residents can take these steps:
- Take video recording if possible or photographs of the incident
- Record the date and time of the event
- Obtain the vehicle Make, Model, Colour and most importantly registration if able
- Note down the description of driver and occupants if able including clothing worn
- Address of where the vehicle comes from if known
- Write down what occurred, where they drove, how they drove, and what they did.
Please remember – do not jeopardise your safety by approaching or confronting offenders