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FreeNews Car Hoons meet their match as police "clamp down"
« on: 14 January 2009, 09:48:06 AM »
Car Hoons meet their match as police "clamp down"
         


<p><span><img src="http://www.freenews.com.au/images/stories/photo_previews/20090113_pmu_car_clamping_preview.jpg" border="1" alt="Car Hoons meet their match as police " title="Car Hoons meet their match as police " hspace="10" vspace="10" align="top" />
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</font></span><span>It's long overdue, but Police have finally been given the powers to "clamp down" on car hoons. New legislation has been passed giving police power to secure vehicles for a set amount time.</span></p><p><span>The wheel clamps are placed on offender's vehicles who are caught and convicted for street racing and burn-out offences.</span></p><p><span>Offenders will be forced to pay for the clamping service. Should the owner feel the need to blatantly ignore the new laws and tamper with the secuirty device, a fine of $2,200 will be issued per offence.</span></p><p><span>Two vehicles have been the lucky first to participate in the scheme after they were seized two days ago during an alleged street race.</span></p><p><span>Their beloved cars were safely returned to them today with the added bonus of a fine and of course a heavy yellow clamp, mysteriously hugging their tyre.</span></p><p><span>NSW Police Traffic Commander John Hartley is hoping that this will serve as a warning and deterrent for all hoons who choose to take serious and careless risks on our roads.</span></p><span>The clamping trials began at two local area commands on 26 September 2008 and will continue until further notice.</span><span> </span><span>
         

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