Fear drives ‘slow’ signs
HOON WORRIES PROMPT BIN SIGNS
SURREY Road residents in Rivervale are taking matters into their own hands to deter hooning by erecting signs and posting stickers on wheelie bins.
Lesley Nelson said she feared for her four-year-old son’s safety, given his grandmother lived across the road so they had to cross the street regularly.
“It’s very scary, there are lot of speeding cars doing burnouts at the intersection of Campbell,” she said.
She erected a sign provided by the Rivervale Community Association.
Belmont Local Policing Team Officer in Charge Peter Arancini said he had not received any reports about hoon driving in Surrey Road.
WA Police define a hoon driver as anyone who drives at very high speed or in a manner that is considered highly dangerous or antisocial.
Examples include intentionally causing tyres to lose traction, causing a vehicle to make excessive noise or smoke, exceeding the speed limit by 45km/h or more or engaging in a race or speed trial on a public road or space.
Residents can use traffic complaint forms to record details of hoon incidents and are urged not to put themselves at risk when trying to gather other evidence.
If immediate police attendance is required, call 131 444 to report the incident.
Rivervale resident Lesley Nelson and son James (4).