Spectators and promotors of ‘hoon’ events, along with hoons using false registration plates, face up to a year in jail in Queensland thanks to new rules passed through parliament today.

    • It will now be an offence to participate in or be a spectator at a group hooning activity
    • It will now be an offence to organise, promote or encourage others to participate or be a spectator at a group hooning activity
    • It will now be an offence to possess items such as false number plates

    According to the Queensland Road Safety Strategy, the economic cost of road trauma in 2020 was $6 billion and was the cause of around 15 per cent of hospital admissions.

    Queensland Police Minister Mark Ryan said: If you want to tear up our roads, we’ll tear up your car.”

    “If you want to be a spectator at a hooning event, you will be breaking the law.”

    “If you promote a hooning event it will be an offence,” he said.

    According to 9News, the offence could land offenders with one year in jail, or a fine of up to $6000.

    Strangely one of the hoon offences is to carry spare tyres – hopefully there’s a provision for discretion in there.

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