Hooning in region still a hot topic
THERE is no doubt hooning is a hot topic in our region.
It pops up all the time in political debates and in our courts.
More often than not, we hear it happening from our homes. Hooning on our roads exemplifies two things – ignorance of consequences and disregard for others’ safety.
It seems fines, car crushing and measures to make roads safer have done little to curb this behaviour and it’s hard to know what the answer is.
Too often I’ll be going about my business at home only to be shaken by a car or motorbike roaring down my street at goodness-knowswhat speed.
Perhaps hoons should be made to pick up the pieces at crash scenes.
But would it help? Probably not. Many won’t realise how dangerous their actions are until they’re maimed or worse.
It seems measures to make roads safer have done little to curb this behaviour