Anti-hooning laws slowed 24 vehicles

By CHRIS LYNCHchrisl@gladstoneobserver.com.au

THE second anniversary of the introduction of Queensland's antihooning laws was marked this month, with 24 cars impounded in the Gladstone District since their inception.

Police Minister Judy Spence said almost 1600 drivers across the State have had their vehicles impounded by police for hooning offences since the laws came into effect in November 2002.

"To demonstrate just how successful the anti-hooning laws have been as a deterrent, only 22 people have been charged across the State with a second offence since the legislation was introduced and three people have been charged with a third offence,'' Ms Spence said.

"Repeat offenders risk having their car taken off the road for three months, with the possible forfeiture of their vehicle to the State after a third or subsequent offence.''

Gladstone police district officer Inspector Rowan Bond yesterday urged all leadfoots to slow down or seek the right environment.

"People here are very fortunate to have a sanctioned area for it at Benaraby Raceway.



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