Police will be targeting dangerous behavior on Canberra’s roads during May. Photo: iStock.

This month ACT Police will focus efforts on addressing dangerous driving such as hoon behavior, burnout activity and red-light compliance.

Police will be using a range of tactics to identify those that are choosing to do the wrong thing on ACT roads.

Detective acting Superintendent Donna Hofmeier said police were concerned with a small number of drivers who put other road users at risk.

“While the majority of our drivers do the right thing each day on our roads, there is a percentage that are choosing to do things that are dangerous to other road users and themselves.”

On Monday 3 May, a 25-year-old disqualified driver faced court for numerous driving offences, including driving on the wrong side of the road.

Detective acting Superintendent Hofmeier said this is just one of the incidents that has sparked the crackdown.

“We’ve had a number of incidents in just the past week that include failing to stop at intersections, excessive speeding, driving on the wrong side of the road and failing to stop for police.”

Recent videos posted online of hoon behavior will also be examined by police.

“Over the next couple of weeks, some of the people shown breaking traffic laws can expect to receive infringement notices.”  

Police are also reminding motorists that red lights are a key safety feature on our roads and are not to be ignored.

Between 2016 and 2021 an average of more than 5,500 infringements were issued by police and fixed cameras.

“We will be employing a range of methods to identify those drivers doing the wrong thing and this is where the community can assist,” said Detective acting Superintendent Hofmeier.

“Please let police know about dangerous driving behavior when you witness it.”

“If you have dash cam footage you can provide that to us to assist in building a picture of a drivers behaviour.”

Anyone with information about dangerous driving is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

For more Emergency Services News: