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Car club hoons in police sights
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Police will target car clubs that "demonstrate disregard" for other road users and the community.

The warning comes after two cars were impounded and more than 100 caught speeding when State Traffic officers targeted organised car club events at the weekend.

Police said the cars were impounded because the drivers had no authority to drive.

One of those drivers is under investigation for an alleged hoon offence. Police allege a speed camera clocked the car travelling at 133km/h in a 60km/h zone in Maida Vale.

"Police intelligence led officers to target at least two car clubs involving up to 80 cars that planned for separate events in Perth’s Hills and southern suburbs," police said.

"The operation involved highly visible Traffic Enforcement Group officers and rapid speed camera deployments."

Speed cameras detected 115 speeding offences that are being processed.

Police said those drivers could expect to receive fines.

Officers also issued 11 infringements for speeding and recorded three drink-driving offences.

Senior Sergeant Chris Hannan said police would target car clubs that demonstrated disregard for other road users and the community.

"Hooning is an ongoing source of frustration for the community because of the noise, disruption to traffic and sheer danger of the behaviour hoons demonstrate on our roads," Sen. Sgt Hannan said.

"We applaud car enthusiasts who behave responsibly but make no apology for targeting those who don’t.

"We would prefer to intervene and issue infringements than having to knock on a family member’s door to advise them they have lost a loved one in an unnecessary crash.”

The West Australian

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