A new system has been introduced to target the hoons in Logan and around the state freeing up police movements.
The anti-hooning camera trailers will be used as part of a trial police program targeting dangerous hooning behaviour.
The $6 million anti-hooning project includes the trial of dedicated anti-hooning camera trailers in Logan, Moreton, and Townsville Police Districts.
The camera trailers will be equipped with high quality camera technology to record and capture hooning behaviour in real time.
The trailers will also be fitted with automatic numberplate recognition technology to detect stolen vehicles.
The three trailers will initially be rolled out as part of a trial with more to be built, pending the outcome of an evaluation.
“Every single person taking part in dangerous and damaging hooning events must be held accountable,” Treasurer and Member for Woodridge Cameron Dick said.
“The community will never accept our local streets being turned into racetracks and people’s lives being put at risk.
“That is why our government has introduced the strongest hooning laws in the country.
“We are supporting our police with the resources they need to continue cracking down on hoons.
“This funding will go towards a trial of dedicated anti-hooning camera trailers specific to Logan, Moreton and Townsville.”
Queensland now has a comprehensive suite of laws targeting hoon drivers, including impoundment or forfeiture of motor vehicles and deeming legislation, which puts the onus on the owner of a vehicle caught hooning to prove they weren’t the driver.
“The anti-hoon trailers are one of several overt and covert strategies police across the state are employing to target hooning and in particular large-scale hooning events,” said Acting Assistant Commissioner Chris Stream.
“Police will continue to conduct a variety of intelligence-driven enforcement patrols while also undertaking operations using the high-definition camera trailers.
“We encourage members of the community to continue working with police and report hooning activating either on our website or by calling 13 HOON.”