Shocking moment ‘Mexican Hoon Cartel’ makes a mockery of new driving laws as they share videos of themselves speeding, drifting across multiple lanes and running red lights
- Footage shows hoons fish-tailing down Gold Coast road through red traffic light
- The cars drift across all three lanes and even past a warning sign about cameras
- In footage viewed thousands of times on social media hoons knock over bins
- Brazen acts go on despite new anti-hoon laws and hi-tech police cameras
Gold Coast hoon gangs have flaunted their dangerous driving antics on social media in brazen defiance of new laws and hi-tech cameras meant to stop them.
Video posted online by a group calling themselves the ‘Mexican Hoon Cartel’ shows station wagons careening down Bermuda St, which is a major state road, wildly swerving and skidding across all three lanes.
The reckless ‘drift’ style driving even continues through red lights in the pouring rain, which the cars screech through without a moment’s hesitation.
Another clip captures a car knocking over a row of suburban wheelie bins.
A gang of hoons have posted videos of themselves recklessly ‘fishtailing’ down a major Gold Coast road
The hoons also performed a stunt where they knocked over a row of suburban wheelie bins
Anti-hoon laws were introduced last year in Queensland to crack down on dangerous driving with the legislation coupled with a new range of new technology to crack down on offenders.
But in one of the clips cars are seen skidding past a sign warning that hi-tech cameras are in action to stop exactly the behaviour being demonstrated.
State opposition leader David Chrisafulli slammed the videos which have been viewed thousands of times and vowed to take action.
‘No Queenslander should have idiots racing down their street like it’s part of an F1 track and until there are more police and stronger laws it’s going to keep occurring,’ he said.
Queensland police said they were aware of the video and were investigating.
Red traffic lights were no of concern to the hoons who screeched their way through them performing their dangerous antics
In a brazen act of defiance the hoons performed their antics beside a sign warning about new hi-tech cameras, which are intended to stop their behaviour
Police Minister Mark Ryan said earlier this year the new laws plus the introduction of hi-tech cameras to catch hoons would be a ‘game-changer’.
‘Police are already capturing hooning incidents on new high quality cameras and meticulously reviewing the footage to identify drivers involved and take strong enforcement action,’ he said.
‘The new laws are a game-changer for police, providing greater flexibility for officers to go after each and every vehicle taking part in illegal hoon events.’
A serial Gold Coast hoon had his car confiscated and crushed by Queensland police in June
In June a Gold Coast hoon accused of doing a burnout in front of a police station and leading officers on a wild chase had his car crushed.
The 26-year-old from the Gold Coast had a long history of dangerous driving with charges that include evading police, driving unlicensed and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.
Queensland Police confiscated the man’s black 2002 Holden Commodore under the toughened laws and used an excavator to smash the car into pieces before it was sold for scrap metal.