Seascapes residents call to put the brakes on reckless drivers

"We had to swap sides of the bed because I was so scared."

Hoons speeding around the S-bends on Peelwood Parade have caught the ire of Seascapes residents after a reckless driver crashed into a mailbox and street lamp last month.

After residents wrote a letter of complaint, a street corner meeting with Dawesville MP Zak Kirkup, WA Opposition leader Liza Harvey and Mandurah Liberal candidate Ryan Burns was held on Monday.

Dawesville MP Zak Kirkup, WA Opposition leader Liza Harvey and Mandurah Liberal candidate Ryan Burns listened to Seascapes residents' safety concerns on Monday. Photo: Claire Sadler.

Dawesville MP Zak Kirkup, WA Opposition leader Liza Harvey and Mandurah Liberal candidate Ryan Burns listened to Seascapes residents' safety concerns on Monday. Photo: Claire Sadler.

With the recent crash being a close call, more than a dozen Seascapes residents attended to air their frustrations with many saying a solution needed to be made before a car smashes into one of their houses.

"Due to the street being an S-bend, cars fly around the corner," one resident told the Liberal members.

"My neighbour's baby sleeps in the front room and if the car had gone at a different angle it would have killed their son."

"A lot of people who lived in this area have moved out because they were so concerned about the hooning," another neighbour added.

Their own safety was not the only concern with many bringing up their irritation with the constant noise, the bus stop and the S-bend causing blindspots, and worries of children getting hit by a car when crossing the road.

There are skid marks all along Peelwood Parade due to high amounts of hooning and speeding in the area. Photo: Claire Sadler.

There are skid marks all along Peelwood Parade due to high amounts of hooning and speeding in the area. Photo: Claire Sadler.

Seascapes resident Rick James, who wrote the letter to Mr Kirkup, said he hoped the meeting would create a push for a solution.

"There are a lot of residents here that are interested in this issue and seeing if any more can be done," he said.

"We need to address new and innovative ways of perhaps dealing with the problem, which is where we think it needs to go next."

A number of solutions were discussed at the street corner meeting including adding a chicane or median strip, planting trees, extra speed signage, more police patrolling, and signs telling people to report instances of hooning and speeding.

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"If it is as simple as adding a median strip it would actually make crossing that road safer as well," Mr Kirkup said.

"If you narrow the road with a median strip it would minimise the speeding," Ms Harvey added.

After the discussion Mr Kirkup said he would work with the City of Mandurah to resolve the issue and urged residents to keep reporting incidences of hooning.

"Understandably this is a big issue and we will continue to work with the City to try and resolve it," he said.