Hooning is described as dangerous, reckless or anti-social driving (hoon) behaviour.

The Road Traffic Amendment (Impounding and Confiscation of Vehicles) Act 2004 and subsequent amendment legislation, commonly known as Hoon Legislation, empowers police to impound vehicles that:  

  • are driven in a reckless manner,
  • do a burnout; or
  • are driven at a speed equal to or greater than 45km/h over the posted speed limit. 

Reporting a hoon (traffic complaint)

If you witness hooning behaviour and believe it will continue long enough for police to attend, please call the police immediately on 131 444 and do not try to approach the person(s) responsible. Alternatively, you can find out more on the WA Police website and complete a reporting form online. Once your form is submitted you will receive a submission number. 

What to report

  • Description of behaviour eg. speeding, drag racing, burnouts
  • Description of driver
  • Day and time of behaviour
  • Location of behaviour
  • Vehicle registration
  • Vehicle make, model
  • Vehicle colour