Cops seek help in hoon crackdown
POLICE say the public can play a huge role in helping them crack down on hoons who continue to plague the Tweed Shire.
Tweed/Byron Local Area Command has an ongoing operation, R3, which targets behaviour such as street racing, burn-outs and other dangerous driving.
They have strong powers to prosecute drivers who flout the law, including confiscating vehicles for a period of time with the owner being liable for a substantial fine and also the cost of towing and storage.
In the case of a second offence, a vehicle can be forfeited and sold.
The public can also play a role, by reporting offences and if necessary giving evidence in court.
If you have information about a dangerous driving incident, you can report it by emailing the following details to email@example.com:
- Time, date and location of the incident;
- Make, colour and registration number of offending vehicle;
- Driver details (sex, age range, description);
- What you saw (eg: burn-out time, length of skid marks, control of vehicle, amount of smoke);
- Your name, address and telephone number (unless you wish to remain anonymous).
If you are happy for police to contact you to obtain any further information but do not wish to attend court, you may still provide your contact details.