Friday, 6 January 2017
Acting Premier, Police and Road Safety Minister Liza Harvey said the new laws, which come into force on January 14, responded to community frustration and fears of dangerous hoon drivers on their streets.
Ms Harvey said under the new laws, courts could order permanent vehicle confiscation on a first offence if a motorist did any of the following:
"The new laws mean if you put our schoolchildren and residents in danger with your irresponsible and dangerous driving, you could lose your car for good."
The Acting Premier said the new laws would remove the red tape which tied up the permanent confiscation process and the resale or scrapping of uncollected hoon vehicles, saving taxpayers money.
Ms Harvey said the new laws would also give police the power to seize unlicensed motorcycles such as trail bikes, if they reasonably suspected they had been illegally ridden on the road.
The new laws come as the State Government revealed the worst hoon suburbs for 2016 after police seized a total of 1,674 vehicles.
The highest hoon vehicle seizures were from: