Fear drives ‘slow’ signs


Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Rivervale -

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.

Pic­ture: David Baylis

River­vale res­i­dent Les­ley Nel­son and son James (4).

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