It is one of the most common reports we have made to police at all times of the day and night. Reports of hooning activity on all different types of motor vehicles.
This ranges from vehicles, motorcycles and also quad bikes.
We are all aware there are plenty of car enthusiasts who do the right thing by showing off their spectacular vehicles and their speed in the appropriate locations like official racetracks and speedways.
All too often we have reports of persons treating the public neighbourhood streets as their own racetrack, putting themselves, their passengers and other members of the public at risk.
At times these drivers are the inexperienced who have just got their licence for a short period of time.
I just wish to remind the people out there of the offences which you could be targeted for the next time you want to get with mates and race around the suburbs.
Illegal street racing - Section 115 of the Road Transport Act 2013 - Conduct associated with road and drag racing and other activities - Section 116 of the Road Transport Act 2013 (This includes just watching the street racing and cheering them on).
Exceed speed limit over 45km/h - Section/Clause 10-2(3) of the Road Rules 2014 - These are the only ones that result in your licence being suspend, as well as massive fines and possible imprisonment.
There will be people that complain of police targeting road users but when there are still so many injuries and deaths which could be avoided by some smarter decisions, it will continue.
For the people that may be interested in a different type of horsepower, keep in mind there may be offences for you, like:
Race any carriage/horse do/cause bodily harm - Section 53 of the Crimes Act 1900
Remember that you can Dob in a Druggie any time you like by contacting Nowra Police on 4421 9699 or ringing Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. If it looks suss, report it. Do not drink and drive. As always, in case of emergency, call (000). Non Emergencies contact Police Assistance Line on 131444 or your local police. To provide anonymous information call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Domestic and Family Violence Info visit www.police.nsw.gov.au. Shoalhaven Domestic Violence Officers. 4421 9666 or 4421 9665. Email email@example.com
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