Hooning at Chambers Flat frustrates residents

YVONNE Cook woke up to the sound of a four cylinder black car doing donuts in her front yard at 2.30am on Sunday night.

The Chambers Flat resident and her husband Bruce have lived at Belvedere Court for 20 years to enjoy a quiet life.

With the growing population and familiar sound of hoons on weekends, Mrs Cook said the peaceful vibe was at risk of becoming a thing of the past. 

“I was woken up by a visit from some scumbag hoons who entered my property and did burnouts in my frontyard, ripping up my grass and leaving me in a state of despair,” Mrs Cook said.

“I was unable to sleep for the rest of the night and this has made me angry and frustrated with the constant hooning around our streets and neighbourhood.

“Now with great expense to myself, I am having to put in extra security so I can sleep without worrying about hoons entering my property.

“It is a disgrace that these feral people are allowed to keep their cars and licenses and put people at risk just for fun.”

The couple are disenchanted with the hoon hotline, due to the requirement to supply registration plates to report incidents.

Mr Cook said hoons needed to consider the consequences of their actions.

“All the manners are going out the window these days,” he said.

“These people wouldn’t do this in their own front yards so why are they doing it in ours?”

Mrs Cook identified Grey Gum Road, Holloway Road, Rosia Road, Flesser Road and Koplick Road as areas frequently targeted by hoons.

She called for the installation of speed bumps and more frequent speed camera monitoring.

The couple have since filled in some of the holes in their front yard caused by hooning on Sunday night.

Jimboomba police Senior Sergeant Peter Waugh said people could face a fine in excess of $600 for hooning on private property.

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