Media Statement from LNP Leader Deb Frecklington: A half-baked rip-off of the LNP’s plan

Sunday 6th September, 2020

“Labor has failed on crime and hooning for over five years.

“The LNP will put the brakes on Queensland’s hooning problem with new cameras, new laws and new technology which will literally shred the tyres of dangerous drivers.

“Hooning gangs are causing misery for communities and putting the lives of innocent Queenslanders at risk.  

“Today’s announcement is a half-baked rip-off of the LNP’s comprehensive plan to crackdown on hoons.

“The Palaszczuk Labor Government is simply playing catch up after five years of failing to get hoons off our streets.

“It’s too little too late.

“Labor is soft on hoons, just like they’re soft on young offenders, bikies and other thugs.

“My comprehensive plan will get hoons off the streets and make communities safe again.

“The only way to crackdown on hooning and keep the community safe is to change the government.”

The LNP’s plan includes

  1. 100 new covert CCTV cameras: Based on a successful initiative in WA, the cameras will be located in hooning hotspots and provide a direct feed to police stations and officer iPads across Queensland.  
  2. Tyre-shredding road surfaces in burnout hotspots: The LNP will roll-out an anti-skid road treatment being trialled by Brisbane City Council. The road surface quickly erodes rubber when a car performs a burn-out or skids, but causes no damage when vehicles are driven appropriately.
  3. Anti-hooning gang laws: The LNP will introduce a new offence to apply specifically to members of established hooning gangs. The offence will impose an additional 3-year driving ban on hoons whose cars are impounded, immobilised or confiscated, rising to 5 years for repeat offenders.
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