Hoons are turning Gympie streets into their own personal race tracks, upsetting residents.
Hoons are turning Gympie streets into their own personal race tracks, upsetting residents.

Vote to help us highlight the region's hooning hot spots

GYMPIE residents are putting their feet down on hoons turning quiet streets into their own personal race track.

The Gympie Times asked our Facebook followers to nominate hooning hot spots, and the response put us in a spin.  

As of Friday, 79 responses had filled the Facebook post nominating areas of concern.  

We want to know which areas are of most concern and deserve to receive extra attention from authorities.  

The streets nominated by online followers have been divided into inner-city and regional streets.  

Nominate which street in which area you feel has the biggest hooning problem and needs immediate attention by responding to the online polls below.  

The results will be collated and mapped to give an overview of where in the region hoons are turning quiet residential streets into a nightmare.  

Which three inner-city Gympie roads are most affected by hooning?

This poll ended on 22 April 2016.

Current Results

Tucker Street

4%

Coogan Street

0%

Station Road

0%

Nash Road

8%

Benson Road

0%

Smith Street

0%

Graham Street

0%

Barton Road

0%

Bent Street

0%

Mt Pleasant Road

4%

Ramsey Road

0%

McIntosh Creek

8%

Rifle Range Road

12%

Wises Road

4%

Parsons Road

4%

Cooinda Street

8%

Power Road

20%

Lawrence Street

0%

Leonard Street

0%

Lily Street

0%

Pine Street

20%

Watson Road

4%

Eugence Street

0%

Musgrave Street

4%

Corella Road

0%

Chapple Street

0%

Everson Road

0%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

The feedback online showed residents are fed up with quiet nights being punctuated by squealing tyres.  

Tucker St appeared a number of times despite the street featuring traffic calming devices.  

Alannah McCarthy was less than impressed.  

"Those stupid things in the road are suppose to slow people down except some people see them as challenge accepted," she said.  

Monique Tryhorn thought a solution could be found in providing a designated area for drivers to test their car's capabilities.  

"If the council/government body would actually open somewhere that young drivers...could hoon safely then there wouldn't be an issue," she said.  

"Roadcraft has skid days where you learn to do things safely and get it out of their system so that they aren't doing it on open roads.   

"However, you can't be apart of it until your on your open licence."  

Mel Russell expressed concern about Smith St and Noosa Rd, saying she feared for the safety of junior rugby league players who play at Jack Stokes Oval.  

"(A person) frequently speeds past the rugby club when the kids are playing and practicing rugby accident waiting to happen," she said.  

Take part in The Gympie Times online poll and let us know what you think needs to be done to stop hoons disturbing the peace and threatening the safety of motorists.
 

Which three Gympie regional roads are most affected by hooning?

This poll ended on 22 April 2016.

Current Results

Old Maryborough Road

21%

Randwick Road

7%

East Deep Creek Road

7%

Diggins Road

0%

Noosa Road

21%

Shadbolt Road

7%

Dawn Road

0%

North Deep Creek Road

7%

Sandy Creek Road

0%

Jimbour Road

0%

Tamaree Road

14%

Brooloo Road

0%

Meddleton Road

0%

Dobson Road

0%

Mary Valley Road

7%

Browns Road

0%

Eel Creek Road

7%

Sale Yard Road

0%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

 

A ute is impounded in Gympie after its owner was caught hooning.
A ute is impounded in Gympie after its owner was caught hooning. Contributed
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