Hooning includes any number of traffic offences, such as dangerous driving, careless driving, driving without reasonable consideration for other people, driving in a way that makes unnecessary noise or smoke, and racing or conducting speed trials on a public road.

If the incident is happening now please contact Triple Zero, 000.

If it is not happening now, and if no one was hurt and no property was damaged, Hoon OnLine reporting is available: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/apps/reports/hoonOnline  for activities which include, but are not limited to:

  • doing do-nuts or fishtails, drifting, revving engines, screeching brakes, and skidding
  • Street racing, drag racing, rolling road blocks, time trials and speeding
  • Driving recklessly or deliberately endangering other road users
  • Dangerously weaving in and out of traffic
  • Blatant disregard of road rules and signs
  • Travelling at high speeds
  • Burnout
  • Playing loud music from car stereos
  • Speed boat hooning
  • Drink driving

You will be asked for details of the event and a description of the driver and the vehicle. Only use this on-line service if:

  • You have a valid and current e-mail address and
  • You are the informant in this matter or
  • You have witnessed the incident.

Please telephone Policelink on 13HOON (134666) or report the matter to your local police station if you cannot report it online.  If possible, tell the operator:

  • Ovenu Sunshine Coast
  • what the vehicle is and looks like e.g. vehicle type—car, motorcycle, truck, etc—make, model and colour
  • what hooning activity the vehicle was doing
  • the vehicle’s registration
  • the date, time and location of the incident
  • if there were any witnesses.

Details about penalties, impounding, immobilisation and confiscation of vehicles are available here:  https://www.qld.gov.au/law/crime-and-police/types-of-crime/hooning/

This site https://www.qld.gov.au/law/crime-and-police/types-of-crime/hooning/ describes Hooning as any anti-social behaviour conducted in a motor vehicle—a car, van or motorbike—such as speeding, street racing, burnouts and playing loud music from a car stereo.

This information released by Neighbourhood Watch Queensland.

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