After recently getting some help and appreciation in trying to stop speeders who use Minnesota Street as a drag strip, it appears that the sign that was supplied to encourage speeders to slow down has had little effect, even after another local man recently found himself in jail for hit-and-run and looking at a long time in lockup with more than $100,000 in fines.
Wouldn’t it be fantastic to see our local government put in place a law like the one below and make these careless people sit and watch their vehicles get crushed?
That in itself may sound like a recycling effort, but it is not aimed at reducing the waste we see on our roads. The Australian government will soon begin a program of crushing cars. Instead, police have been given the powers to seize and destroy – by crushing – the car of any person who is found by a court of law to have been using their car as a hooligan.
In other words, if the police catch you having a race with your mates on a back street or racing off at the traffic lights and burning rubber, you risk losing the car forever – and there is no compensation. It is gone and so, too, are your wheels. Any person found to be using their car as a hooligan – or “hoon” they call them in Australia – racing on a back street or burning rubber from a traffic light risks losing the car forever after a court passed a bill under the forfeiture act to give the police new powers to combat what seems to be a global issue.
Hooligans will now be made to sit and watch their prize possessions get placed into a car crusher with no compensation, and in some cases a hefty fine as well.