There has been at least three mentions of ‘hoons’ by Liberal-National candidates. What is going on? Two are mentioned here, and Mark suggests that the Liberals must have done some polling on the issue. Now even John Howard (Prime Minister) has come out with some ‘hoon’ talk. He announced the government “will fund a closed circuit television system in Sydney’s west to deter car hoons.”
In the original post over at Larvatus Prodeo, Anna writes:
Keenan has been running largely on local issues that are the responsibility of state government such as roads, hoons and crime.
I grew up in Balcatta (in the electorate of Stirling) and I guess I am the only expert in Australia on â€˜hoonsâ€™ so Iâ€™d better say something. If he is interested in producing constructive outcomes, why doesnâ€™t he discuss the issue with the State members for Joondalup and Wanneroo (see Hansard discussion here) regarding the blue light drags at Wanneroo Raceway. Apparently numbers declined, I wonder why?
we saw with the blue light drags in WA what happened when renegade cops saw the easy target and decided to pick on the racersâ€¦ the events started strongly, the racers started to get off the streets and drove safely to the events, raced and drove safely homeâ€¦. then 1 bike cop decided to park himself around the corner from the track and defected racers, spectators, organisers and off duty copsâ€¦ the racer numbers declined pretty swiftly after thatâ€¦
I used to go to the blue light drags in my 351 Clevo XD, but then I moved to Sydneyâ€¦ Some foolish cop probably decided booking â€˜hoonsâ€™ racing at the blue light drags was a legitimate way to make his quota for the week. Word of this sort of behaviour spreads extremely quickly now in the age of online sociality. Enthusiasts know that defect notices are a weapon of social control, and have little to do with technical safety of vehicles.