CAR hoons treating Bathurst roads as their own personal race track can expect to feel the full weight of the law coming down on them, warn police who are fed up with poor driver behaviour.
Seregant Ryan Baird from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said he had been disappointed to see an increase in anti-social behaviour in the city in recent weeks. But sent a warning to the culprits; expect to be put before the courts.
"There is a small number of people within the community who are driving dangerously on our roads and putting the lives of everyone at risk," Sgt Baird said.
"In the past week, my team at Bathurst Highway Patrol have noticed an increase in burnout marks around the area.
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"We have a good idea who is doing it and we are not going to put up with this behaviour. These hoons will be dealt with."
Sgt Baird said police were very concerned these drivers were putting the safety of the community at risk.
He said there was legislation in place giving officers the power to confiscate the car of a driver who commits a street racing or aggravated burnout offence, engages in a police pursuit, or speeds by more than 45km an hour over the speed limit.
Sgt Baird said he recently investigated a burnout offence which occurred on a residential street in South Bathurst.
"Even though I didn't witness the burnout I investigated the matter and subsequently charged a 22-year-old male with a number of traffic offences," he said.
"He recently appeared before court and was convicted, he received a $1200 fine and was disqualified from driving for 14 months."
Sgt Baird said the message was clear - this type of behaviour will not be tolerated and offenders will be charged.
He said he was disappointed to see an increase in such dangerous behaviour on the road.
"You won't get away with it just because police didn't catch you in the act," he said.
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