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Burnout season in Weston Creek?

By cmdwedge 30 January 2013 28

Hello fellow Rioteers.

I’ve lived in Weston Creek for 3 years now, never had this issue before. However, for the last 3-4 months, we are routinely getting d***heads doing burnouts in our cul-de-sac, then taking off (with headlights off) before anyone can catch them. Saturday night it was a Silvia with a ridiculously loud blow off valve, Monday night was a white Commodore with blue lights on the front.

I sat in my car at the end of the street on Saturday night after two rounds of this BS, they came back an hour later, sat in a side street for a minute, then decided against hitting our street again. I took off after them but lost them (didn’t want to speed on a wet night, in built-up areas).

Anyone else noticed a huge prevalence of burnouts in their area lately? What can be done about it? I know it sounds like a whinge, but I have two toddlers and they’re petrified of the noise – it leaves them shaking. 🙁

Any advice? The police can’t/won’t do a thing. Am considering just patrolling Weston Creek with my windows down so I can listen out, track them down and get numberplates.

Ugh. Bogans.

What’s Your opinion?


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ThisIsAName 1:39 pm 31 Jan 13

andym said :

Just back from East Africa, where enterprising local businesses build their own speed humps across the road using dirt to ensure cars slow down / stop outside their places where they can harangue you to buy their products.
It might be a red flag to a bull, but perhaps a similar barrier in a suitably dark soil might slow them down or incur damage to a lowered vehicle.

I’ve seen similar measures in a hoon attracting gravel carpark. Someone laid out a few bars of cement in the middle. This sort of divided the gravel space, but left a gap for anyone driving normally to get through. Anyone sliding about was going to collect them.

One Friday night there was revving and a gravel burnout, followed by a thump (as a cement block was hit and jammed under the car). Unfortunately it didn’t take long for the bogan driver to hop out, clear it and hoon off 🙁

zorro29 12:00 pm 31 Jan 13

Come now Sandman, Captain RAAF provided awesome advice…and hilarious. Starting petty warfare is the best way to go.

My issue is that these kinds of scum own nothing so you always have more to lose when you embark on a course of revenge.

They need to have zero tolerance on this kind of thing…drive dangerously, disrupt people with loud engines, do burnouts…and your precious piece of crap is impounded and crushed into a cube

Mr Burns: Is it about my cube?

I feel for the OP…it is awful when people are inconsiderate like this. Heaven forbid (even without children) that we’d like some peace and quiet in our own houses

Holden Caulfield 11:24 am 31 Jan 13

cmdwedge said :

My kids are just 2 and 3, so I’m not ready for them to HTFU just yet. They haven’t ever seen our (my wife and I) reaction – d***heads are usually here after 9pm, kids are in bed by 8:30. So they’re not being trained to respond in any particular manner, it’s just a loud noise and they’re not sure what it means.

Fair enough.

andym 11:16 am 31 Jan 13

Just back from East Africa, where enterprising local businesses build their own speed humps across the road using dirt to ensure cars slow down / stop outside their places where they can harangue you to buy their products.
It might be a red flag to a bull, but perhaps a similar barrier in a suitably dark soil might slow them down or incur damage to a lowered vehicle.

lochness 9:56 am 31 Jan 13

Sorry to hear of the burnouts in your street. I’ve experienced similar in my street following Summernats. It’s dangerous, loud, it stinks and the burnout marks are unsightly.

After a few failed calls to the police (couldn’t get the number plate), the bogans were stupid enough to do a massive burnout and leave their car parked on the naturestrip across the road…. I called the cops, this time with the numberplate, and they promptly showed up and seized the vehicle! What relief I felt when that tow truck took that car away!

Maybe you could write down the numberplates of the fully sick vehicles in your neighbourhood during daylight hours to help you identify them at night. Stick with it and good luck!

tuco 8:02 am 31 Jan 13

brooooom said :

Not sure if it’s the same crew but they like hangin’ in the car park near the tennis courts/scout hall and I’ve seen them doing burnouts in the car park at the community hub in front of all the kids in the playground. Very grown up. Sympathy…

Not sure if this is the same crew but … in Duffy last week I frightened a poor ragamuffin who had wandered into my garage at 11pm. Poor lad said he was lost as he backed away at a great pace. Seems the absence of lights in the house and open garage made him think he was at his mate’s place. His ever-helpful driver, in the Silvia parked across the street, did have some trouble reversing away at speed. Just wondering if there are some dots to be drawn here …

wildturkeycanoe 5:59 am 31 Jan 13

Sandman said :

Lot of stupid and pointless advice on this thread.

Just set up a video camera somewhere ( a good one, not a grainy out of focus one). Make sure it has a night shot option or there’s a floodlight conveniently pointed at the same spot as the camera in order to catch the plate number. If you have video showing the plate and the offending activity then the cops might do something about it.

This +1, I caught some dumbo years ago with footage on a VHS non-night shot video that just showed the number plate and car in action on a roundabout. Cops found it very interesting and I never saw them again. Drawing any attention to yourself may get the same result as you don’t know what these people are like – brick through bedroom window perhaps? What is more frightening, noise out on the street or breaking glass in your home?

dannybear 2:22 am 31 Jan 13

you could hide a trail camera in a tree on the street somewhere, they sense motion and will take pictures and video automatically even at night, they’re generally used for monitoring wildlife so they should be fit for the job 😛

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