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The Holden Commodore is the most popular option for ‘hoon’ drivers, according to figures released by Victoria Police today.

The report shows that of 2204 vehicles impounded and crushed between July 2015 and December 2016, over 25 per cent of them were Holden Commodores, with an astounding 641 crushed during the period.

And, of the vehicles crushed, just under half were confiscated as a result of continuously driving while disqualified or suspended.

The next favourite vehicles for hoons were the Ford Falcon, the Mitsubishi Magna and Hyundai Excel, with hooning tradesmen selecting the Rodeo as their weapon of choice.

Outside of unlicensed driving, the most common cause of vehicles being sent to the crusher were for offences such as evading police, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, exceeding the posted speed limit by more than 45km/h and most surprising of all, exceeding the speed limit by more than 70km/h.

With the road toll in 2016 over 15 per cent up on the year before, it’s unclear whether record numbers of fixed speed cameras and speed camera revenue in Victoria are solving the problem.

Vehicle make Vehicle model Number
HOLDEN COMMODORE 641
FORD FALCON 242
MITSUBISHI MAGNA 76
HYUNDAI EXCEL 69
NISSAN PULSAR 56
MITSUBISHI LANCER 55
HOLDEN ASTRA 53
HOLDEN STATESMAN 37
TOYOTA COROLLA 37
FORD LASER 34
TOYOTA CAMRY 31
FORD FESTIVA 30
FORD FAIRMONT 30
HONDA CIVIC 27
HOLDEN RODEO 23
HONDA ACCORD 22
HYUNDAI ACCENT 19
HOLDEN BARINA 19
FORD FUTURA 17
HONDA INTEGRA 17

 

Offence Number of vehicles
Tier 1 Drive whilst Disqualified / Suspended 1045
Tier 1 Unlicensed Driving / Breach Licence Cond. 465
Tier 2 .1 Blood alcohol concentration 156
Tier 2 Evade Police / Pursuit 147
Tier 2 Improper use of Motor Vehicle 115
Tier 2 Excessive Speed >45klm 76
Court Order Forfeiture 55
Fail To Surrender 34
Court Order Past Offence 29
Tier 2 Speed/Manner Dangerous 14
Tier 2 Careless Driving 14
Tier 1 Dang / Neg Driving while Pursued 9
Tier 1 Excessive Speed >70klm 9
Tier 2 Fail to have proper control 8
Tier 2 Overloading a Vehicle – Passengers 8
Tier 1 Repeat Drug Driving from 1/7/2011 6
Tier 1 Speed Dangerous > 70klm 6
Tier 1 Dang/Neg Driving whilst being pursued by police(Crimes Act S319 AA) 4
Tier 1 Repeat Drink Driving from 1/7/2011 2
Tier 2 Recklessly Entering a Level Crossing 1
Tier 2 Undue noise/smoke 1

What do you think would reduce the road tell and solve the issue of dangerous driving in Australia? Are more speed cameras the answer?




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