Hoon drivers in one state have been threatened with massive fines and even jail time, as videos showing drivers travelling at extreme speeds circulate on social media.
In one video, two people are seen travelling at 200km/h along the Northern Expressway in South Australia.
Other content posted to the same name on social media shows hoon drivers doing burnouts and other dangerous acts.
The speedometer shows the vehicle was travelling at 200km/h. Picture: SuppliedThe videos shows hoon drivers performing burnouts. Picture: SuppliedThe Police Minister has condemned the driver’s actions. Picture: Supplied
Police Minister Joe Szakacs told 9 News that hoon drivers caught doing the wrong thing could be forced to pay the ultimate price.
“It’s another example of idiotic behaviour,” he said.
“This person’s not a hero, they’re not someone to admire – they’re a bloody idiot.
He said hoon drivers were idiots. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Tricia Watkinson
“There’s no good place to behave like a moron on our roads. This type of behaviour could kill.”
It comes just weeks after a 20-year-old learner driver clocked more than 250km/h in a 110km/h zone on the North South Motorway.
The man, travelling in a black Holden ute, was snapped travelling at 253km/h before breaking
down along the motorway.
Neither he or his passenger held valid drivers licences and his learners permit was disqualified for 12 months.
The 20-year-old’s black Holden ute was impounded. Picture: SA Police
His car was also impounded for 28 days.
Maximum fines for first offences involving excessive speed or dangerous driving have since been raised to $5000 in South Australia, and motorists driving while suspended or disqualified could now be jailed for up to 12 months.
“Driving in this reckless and dangerous way could absolutely land you in jail,” Mr Szakacs said.