Hume roadwarriors caught out

johnboy 14 June 2012 62
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ACT Policing has seized three vehicles and issued 52 Traffic Infringement Notices as part of an ongoing police operation to target anti-social behaviour and burnouts in Hume.

Around 2.30pm on Saturday 2 June, police attended Arnott Street in Hume following reports of vehicles performing burnouts in the area. Police saw two vehicles, a silver Ford Falcon utility and a silver Holden Commodore sedan, continually drifting sideways around a roundabout at the end of the street.

The two male drivers were both provisional licence-holders. Their vehicles were seized by police and taken to the Exhibit Management Centre in Mitchell.

In a separate incident around midnight on Saturday 4 May, police seized a blue Holden Commodore utility on Sheppard Street, Hume after receiving reports of the vehicle performing burnouts in the area. The driver, a 19-year-old Jerrabomberra man, will face the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday 3 July.

Woden patrol Sergeant Mark Steel said police have increased patrols in Hume after receiving reports from concerned business owners and employees of anti-social behaviour and vehicles performing burnouts.

“In this most recent incident, members of the public confronted the offenders, then sought refuge in a local business after being verbally abused. We have also received several reports of property damage and vandalism in the area, including graffiti, dumping of rubbish and lighting fires,” Sergeant Steel said.

“This anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated by police. We have already seized several cars and will not hesitate to do so again,” Sergeant Steel said.

Under section 5 of the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999, police may seize vehicles for offences of street racing, speed trials, burnouts and menacing driving. Vehicles can be seized for up to 90 days for a first offence and may be seized and forfeited to the Territory for a second offence if ordered by the Courts.

If you see any anti-social behaviour or dangerous driving in your area, contact ACT Policing Operations immediately on 131-444.

Anyone with information which can assist the police investigation into the recent anti-social behaviour in Hume is urged contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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Sic Sic 11:39 am 16 Jun 12

10 years ago when it was easier for people to find a “time and a place” there were nowhere near the amount of deadbeats doing burnouts in suburban streets.

Now that they can’t get away with it in industrial streets, or open roads away from houses, the idiots are doing it where it’s easier to get away with it and get away from the cops, the suburbs.

Good job pollies and police, nice work making the streets safer.

Deref Deref 8:44 am 16 Jun 12

AmarooStu said :

Do I dare ask? What does a “burnout” prove?

It proves that you’re a dickhead.

willo willo 10:36 pm 15 Jun 12

Sandman said :

A burnout pad won’t necessarily stop all street related burnouts. Rebellion against the law is a natural trend of society. All you need to do is mention “speed camera hindmarsh” around here to get opinions about how one law is unfair from the same people outraged that the police aren’t enforcing other aspects of the law.

There’s a nice big empty car park at Brand depot. Fence it off, insurance void as soon as you drive through the gate, noise shouldn’t be an issue. Now that all the residences in that area are being claimed for the new Majura Parkway there shouldn’t be anyone to annoy.

no of course it wont stop illegal burnouts totally, I firmly believe that nothing ever will but what it would hopefully do is stop the rh crowd from complaining that they have nowhere to do a burnout legally. Your idea has merit but has no chance of getting approved by the mob that currently governs us, it’d be quite interesting to see what would happen if chic henry gets elected and such a proposal found its way onto his desk, unfortunately the area you propose is not in ginninderra so that will never happen anyway plus the free for all nature of your idea just wouldnt be feasible someone would have to sanction the events and manage the venue it really would work though and it is such a shame that it just is not going to happen.

EvanJames EvanJames 9:22 pm 15 Jun 12

Sandman said :

There’s a nice big empty car park at Brand depot. Fence it off, insurance void as soon as you drive through the gate, noise shouldn’t be an issue.

Been out there lately? Not much in the way of empty carparks these days, except the boom gate one which will fill up when Snow finally finds tenants for the giant office buildings he has standing empty.

Sandman Sandman 8:44 pm 15 Jun 12

A burnout pad won’t necessarily stop all street related burnouts. Rebellion against the law is a natural trend of society. All you need to do is mention “speed camera hindmarsh” around here to get opinions about how one law is unfair from the same people outraged that the police aren’t enforcing other aspects of the law.

There’s a nice big empty car park at Brand depot. Fence it off, insurance void as soon as you drive through the gate, noise shouldn’t be an issue. Now that all the residences in that area are being claimed for the new Majura Parkway there shouldn’t be anyone to annoy.

Evil_Kitten Evil_Kitten 6:53 pm 15 Jun 12

willo said :

I have made the following suggestion in previous threads about rush hour but i’ll give it one more go.

Someone from rush hour should contact one of canberra’s existing motorsport facillities ( i’d suggest the speedway but the hill climb or go kart track may also be interested) and offer to either fund or help raise funds (bbq’s at bunnings etc type thing) to build a burnout pad at their facility, naturally it would only be able to be used on compettition days and not every friday night by any tom dick or penelope pitstop. The reason i suggest the speedway club is that i am a member of it and i know the subject of a pad has already been discussed favourably, but funds are not available atm.
http://www.actspeedway.com.au/

I would think that the hillclimb or driver training facility might not be feasible due to the noise. If Mr Dickhead with his noise monitoring device already gets the EPA out during skid pan or motorkhana days, a static burnout would be much noisier.

The speedway is around the corner, closer to the airport isn’t is? Might be the only option.

willo willo 6:31 pm 15 Jun 12

I have made the following suggestion in previous threads about rush hour but i’ll give it one more go.

Someone from rush hour should contact one of canberra’s existing motorsport facillities ( i’d suggest the speedway but the hill climb or go kart track may also be interested) and offer to either fund or help raise funds (bbq’s at bunnings etc type thing) to build a burnout pad at their facility, naturally it would only be able to be used on compettition days and not every friday night by any tom dick or penelope pitstop. The reason i suggest the speedway club is that i am a member of it and i know the subject of a pad has already been discussed favourably, but funds are not available atm.
http://www.actspeedway.com.au/

cranky cranky 6:15 pm 15 Jun 12

For some reason I am being flicked when attempting to quote from page 2 of this thread.

Evan James @#40.

You are obviously aware of the drag strip previously situated at the airport. You should also be aware that this facility was TOTALLY paid for from private funds, the ACT Gov having nothing to do with it except collecting the rates imposed.

This facility was shut down by the wretched Smyth, in cahoots with his mate Snow. Not one cent of compensation was paid to the individuals who financed the facility, and I believe the cost at the time of the forced closing was well over a half mill. It was a commercial success, and the management had concrete plans to extend the track to a full quarter mile. Improvements to the facility were constant.

Why would anyone privately finance another strip when we have weasels like our current crop of politicians who will bend to their developer mate’s wishes and steal any property they desire.

The noise limits were deliberately reduced by Sonic to make any motorsport impossible. The limit applied to the Hillclimb have been imposed to pacify one particular resident of the Ridgeway (NSW) estate. He has been provided with a noise measuring device, and the slightest incursion over that decreed results in an instant visit by the EPA officers. I’m sure many, many ACT residents would love this reaction to their noise complaints.

Motorsport in Canberra has been buried in the too-hard basket by our political masters. There are many motorsport enthusiasts in the ACT, and the Motorists Party is certainly a result of the lack of facilities and active opposition to all things motorsport by the Gov.

bundah bundah 3:29 pm 15 Jun 12

Mysteryman said :

Jim Jones said :

VROOM VROOM VROOM CAR GO FAST CAR GO FAAAST VROOM VROOM RRRRRR BURNOUTS R TOTEALLY CUL

Ladies and gentlemen, it finally happened. Jim’s brain is completely broken. Evidently he still possesses some ability to type so we can hope for future contributions as valuable as any he’s yet provided.

That’s gold lol!

The thing i find that exacerbates the problem is that car manufacturers up the ante as far as horsepower is concerned every time they bring out a new model.The current standard holden or ford is as fast now as the v8’s of the past. So the youth of today have easy access to your standard car which is capable of doing burnouts at the drop of a hat!

AmarooStu AmarooStu 3:16 pm 15 Jun 12

Do I dare ask? What does a “burnout” prove?

Bonner is privy to this latest trend…..you could scrape enough rubber from the roads in Bonner to make a slightly used Bob Jane ‘All Rounder’ tyre.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 2:52 pm 15 Jun 12

Mysteryman said :

FioBla said :

Mysteryman said :

Perhaps you could enlighten us all on who does, and does not, deserve to have the government provide recreational facilities for them? Should everyone take matters into their own hands, or only those who you don’t agree with?

Yay, I get to use the “I do not want my tax dollars being spent on/subsidising [insert activity or risk that I don’t partake in]; let the free market sort it out” card.

Which can still be trumped by the almighty “Think about the children” card, or the “Think about the pensioners” card. Or maybe the “Have you seen the amount of government waste (e.g. public art) we have; send the money our way” card.

The “… for the greater good…” card is devalued at the moment.

That’s quite a hand you’ve got!

Yeah, but the ‘accusations of boganry’ wildcard trumps everything.

Mysteryman Mysteryman 2:27 pm 15 Jun 12

FioBla said :

Mysteryman said :

Perhaps you could enlighten us all on who does, and does not, deserve to have the government provide recreational facilities for them? Should everyone take matters into their own hands, or only those who you don’t agree with?

Yay, I get to use the “I do not want my tax dollars being spent on/subsidising [insert activity or risk that I don’t partake in]; let the free market sort it out” card.

Which can still be trumped by the almighty “Think about the children” card, or the “Think about the pensioners” card. Or maybe the “Have you seen the amount of government waste (e.g. public art) we have; send the money our way” card.

The “… for the greater good…” card is devalued at the moment.

That’s quite a hand you’ve got!

Genie Genie 2:13 pm 15 Jun 12

Basilbrush said :

G.R.R said :

90 days seizure for a burnout, but last Saturday there were two reports of (repeat) drunk drivers given back their keys after being done for DUI and hours later rebooked on the same charge.

Logic for the win!

Make it 90 days for a drunk driver and a punch in the face!

+++1

+1000 !!!

Although I remember when my useless ex boyfriend got busted for DUI… I had to take him back to the station the next day to collect him car from impound.

So I’m confused…. And completely off topic.. WHY can’t they impound cars when people are busted for drink driving ???

FioBla FioBla 2:11 pm 15 Jun 12

Mysteryman said :

Perhaps you could enlighten us all on who does, and does not, deserve to have the government provide recreational facilities for them? Should everyone take matters into their own hands, or only those who you don’t agree with?

Yay, I get to use the “I do not want my tax dollars being spent on/subsidising [insert activity or risk that I don’t partake in]; let the free market sort it out” card.

Which can still be trumped by the almighty “Think about the children” card, or the “Think about the pensioners” card. Or maybe the “Have you seen the amount of government waste (e.g. public art) we have; send the money our way” card.

The “… for the greater good…” card is devalued at the moment.

Evil_Kitten Evil_Kitten 2:10 pm 15 Jun 12

EvanJames said :

Ah, piss off. Ever thought of actually doing something yourselves? Rather than whinging at the government to obediently obey your demands, get up off your useless arses and actually solve your own problem yourselves.

lol wat

brb… off to build a race track.

Oh that’s right, there’s no sites without whinging namby pambys complaining that it’s too close, oh and I don’t have a spare 100000000000 dollars.

Mysteryman Mysteryman 1:53 pm 15 Jun 12

EvanJames said :

I love the comments that go “give us a dragstrip, you can’t blame us for commiting illegal and anti-social acts on the road when you won’t give us a dragstrip”.

Ah, piss off. Ever thought of actually doing something yourselves? Rather than whinging at the government to obediently obey your demands, get up off your useless arses and actually solve your own problem yourselves.

As for a dragway magically solving every problem, I am pretty sure you couldn’t just rock up to the old dragway and do burnouts whenever you felt like it.

As for those annoying EPA noise regulations, they’re there to protect the rights (you know, rights, you love rights) of residents to protection from excessive noise.

I don’t recall any endorsement of illegal behaviour by those who posted sensible suggestions for the provision of recreational driving facilities. Perhaps you could enlighten us all on who does, and does not, deserve to have the government provide recreational facilities for them? Should everyone take matters into their own hands, or only those who you don’t agree with?

ToastFliesRED ToastFliesRED 1:39 pm 15 Jun 12

Scabies12 said :

Im sure everyone understands that yes , burnouts and fast speeds are dangerous .. But in saying that so is the methodone that we supply to people who are “trying” to kick a habit (im not seeing the controversey over this) . /quote]

Sorry, just a minor point of clarification here, yes methadone is a dangerous drug of addiction but clients on methadone programs are prescribed it by a clinician and are required to consume/take said methadone in a controlled environment and under a Government sanctioned program. The equivalent would be to doing burnouts on an sanctioned drag-strip under appropriate supervision. Individuals doing burnouts in other than prescribed places is the equivalent of illegal narcotics. Also, while such programs are an accepted part of many drug treatment programs it would also not be correct to say there is no controversy over such programs.

Just sayin
😉

cubicle01 cubicle01 1:35 pm 15 Jun 12

Off topic;
Interested in the response re use of ‘warrior’.
Seems like RA demographics has a higher representation of those who have worn the love hearts/jelly beans or dare I suggest are old enough to have worn the jungle greens?

HardBallGets HardBallGets 1:30 pm 15 Jun 12

If you see any anti-social behaviour or dangerous driving in your area, contact ACT Policing Operations immediately on 131-444.

Anyone here actually tried to do this?

I live in a small culdesac occasionally visited by hoons to lay rubber in the turning circle. One day a yob and his mates drove in, smoked ’em up, and left the street all-the-while being completely oblivious to a neighbour and I standing by watching events. Three minutes later they returned to inspect their tyre marks. They were obviously impressed with their handiwork. We weren’t.

I called the Police providing the time of day, vehicle & driver description, number plate, and street name. Police told me they weren’t interested unless I was prepared to go to court to provide evidence.

I asked whether they could take the details anyway for a hoon register in case similar complaints were being made about the same vehicle driving dangerously in suburban streets. Again, they were not interested.

Bikenut Bikenut 12:58 pm 15 Jun 12

Scabies12,

OMG, that would have to be the stupidest load of crap that ever left a teenagers mouth and I have one living at home.
The nursing home comment just shows what a small Infantile mind you really have, look forward to seeing you on the side of the road with a cop booking you. Thats better than having your young undeveloped brain splattered all over the inside of the windscreen.

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