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Residents fed up at hoon’s playground
Residents fed up at hoon’s playground

A Kennedy Bay Estate resident claims the area is a playground for hoon drivers and off-road motorbike riders.

The resident, who only wanted to be known as Barry, said every day rev-heads were causing havoc on Port Kennedy Drive and the neighbouring Scientific Park.

‘‘They’re riding down the pathways, into the gardens, into the parks and this is every day of the week,’’ he said.

‘‘Something needs to be done about it.’’

Barry, who has lived in the estate for six years, said residents were fed up with the behaviour and said he decided to go public with his concerns to get the attention of authorities.

‘‘We’ve made many, many complaints, most of the residents from here have phoned in (to the police), but everyone’s got tired of doing i t because nothing’s happening,’’ he said.

‘‘People are getting fed up here and you get to the stage where you start thinking of doing stupid things.

‘‘I could count on one hand the number of times police have been down here.’’

Peel Metropolitan Traffic Snr-Sgt Stuart Mearns said the area was a known hot-spot for hoon drivers and off-road motorbikes.

Snr-Sgt Mearns said while there appeared to be a lack of action on the issue, all information received was vital to combating the problem.

‘‘If resources are available, we will attend,’’ he said.

‘‘Once people decide to stop reporting incidents, then it’s not coming up on our radar.’’

Snr-Sgt Mearns encouraged residents who witnessed hoon activity to record vehicle registrations, makes and models and provide a statement.

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