On a related note, heres something interesting I found on a Usenet group today.
The media in WA is going crazy about the recent deaths of a bunch of so
called young hoons - basically 17-24 year olds in speed related fatalities.
All the talk is on confiscating cars of young hoons who speed. Watching the
news show the various fatal cars tonight, I noticed the following:
- 3 x VL Commodores
- 1 x VT or VX Commodore
- 1 x VT or VX HSV
- 1 X HR ute
I heard this on Sunrise thismorning and sent them an Email wich they read.
Basicly i think its discrimination. I have no problem with the cops confiscating the cars of "hoons" but it should be ALL HOONS (and by hoons i dont mean people doin 5ks over the limit) not just ones under 21 or 25 or whatever.
An older driver Hooning altho they MIGHT have more experience and be abel to handel the car better, THEY SHOULD KNOW BETTER!
So, by all means confiscate the cars of Hoons but dont discriminate against young people!
yeah man i saw the preview on TV last night, I cant believe they are introducing those laws here in WA .Havent they had it introduced in VIC or somewhere already? Has it actually helped to reduce the amount of 'hoon' behaviour?
And like Phoenix said, it does seem like they are picking on younger people rather than the people who are breaking the law. I cant see them confiscating a car from a 45 year old bloke who's giving his new car some stick.
Xtreme 275.6 rwkw, 12.93 sec quater, Phoon CAI, Siemens Injectors, StealthFX BOV with XBOX entertainment.
So what happens when they bring these new tough laws in, will i automatically loose my license as i have had one huge fine and lost 6 points. I mean thats it for me, if i get down graded to 6 points until im 24 then bye bye license, bye bye getting to work, hello centrelink, hello scruffy bludger :)
The cops in my area are pretty laid back so i cant see them doing to much confiscation work, and plus theres no holding grounds at my local cop shop. Damn it'd be a mirracle if someone was actually stationed there, it always appears to be closed and theres no cop cars there.
it's not likely laws of this nature will be brought in. too hard to implement, police and enforce.(confiscating cars is stupid.)
Im not sure whats so hard about it.... the police in NSW can confiscate a car for similar 'hooning' from anyone I think.... You must have forgotten that apparently now everyone is presumed guilty till proven innocent and then you can probably get the car back: its the same as with parking fines: Pay the fine then claim it back (I know- a friend had to and they wouldnt listen to anything he had to say till he paid it first...). NSW/VIC/WA - The Police states!
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