‘Hooning’ and dangerous driving endangers the lives of other road users and pedestrians. It also creates disturbance to residents of the neighbourhood.
If hooning is a problem in your area, there are steps you can take to stop it.
Hooning is a broad term that may refer to a variety of offences which are typified by reckless, anti-social behaviours on the road. It may include:
The law imposes strict penalties for hooning including fines, jail terms and vehicle impounding or confiscation.
Hooning motorists can be reported to the police.
Before reporting a vehicle, try to make a note of:
If you want to report hooning in your area you can call the Queensland Hoon Hotline on 13HOON (134 666).
If you or someone else is in immediate danger because of a dangerous driver you can get emergency assistance by calling 000. If there is no immediate danger, use the Hoon Hotline.
If you wish to report a government vehicle being dangerously driven you can call (07) 3008 2633 or email QFleet.
If you are involved in an accident or otherwise injured as a result of hooning behaviour, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation under the Compulsory Third Party Insurance scheme. Talk to a lawyer about your options as soon as possible, because strict time limits apply.
It’s important to get advice for your specific situation. Check if you can make a risk-free compensation claim and get free initial advice from our Principal lawyer, Greg Smith.
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