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Hoon club culture: A South Australian policing response.

Newitt, P



The rise in popularity of ‘hoon’ driving clubs in South Australia in recent years saw three clubs build large, active memberships. The focus of these clubs was to actively promote and organise car cruises and hoon driving events on public roads. The activities of these clubs led to the formation of a policing task force called ‘Task Force Diagonal’ whose mandate was to move beyond the general enforcement of organised car cruises, to a targeted criminal approach designed to disrupt and dismantle an established hoon culture.