HOONS ON NO­TICE

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - OPINION -

There is nowhere to hide for rule-flout­ing tin­nie hoons this school hol­i­days.

A Gold Coast and Bris­bane po­lice op­er­a­tion is run­ning the length of the Coast’s wa­ter­ways with sup­port from the sky by the Pol Air he­li­copter, which will reg­u­larly scan known trou­blespots for what cops call “anti-so­cial be­hav­iour”.

Peo­ple young and old should be en­cour­aged to make use of and en­joy our ex­pan­sive wa­ter­ways – but that comes with a re­spon­si­bil­ity to look out for fel­low users.

The in­creased fo­cus on the louts is a wel­come one af­ter vet­eran boat cap­tains re­cently com­plained about a de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of be­hav­iour and knowl­edge of ba­sic wa­ter­ways rules to its worst level in decades.

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