Hooning is a dangerous activity that impacts the community, pedestrians and other road users.
By providing as much information as you can about the incident, Police are better able to use their resources more effectively to target this, and other anti-social or criminal activity. Useful information includes:
- time and date
- nature of the hooning activity
- details of all cars involved, including registration plate details.
If there is an immediate threat to your safety always call 000.
What you should report
Under Queensland legislation, hooning includes the following behaviours:
- screeching brakes
- revving of engines
- speeding and street racing
- driving so as to cause unncessary noise or smoke.
Even at low speeds, hooning behaviour may cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle and is reportable.
How your information helps
In 2021 State Government introduced new legislation to target hoon activity. As a result of these new laws, Police are now equipped with powers which will enable them to serve notices on the owner of a vehicle involved in hooning offences.
This legislation change supports both resident and council collection of security camera footage for support to Queensland Police to investigate hooning offences.
Under anti-hooning laws, Police can impound vehicles involved in hooning, in some cases permanently. Hooning reports also help Police identify 'hotspots' where they can take action to prevent hooning behaviour.
By reporting hooning to Police you contribute to safer roads for everyone.