Community meeting to fight reckless drivers in Mandurah's south

Action: Mandurah police officers will be special guests at a meeting to discuss hoon behaviour in Mandurah's south.

Action: Mandurah police officers will be special guests at a meeting to discuss hoon behaviour in Mandurah's south.

A community meeting will be held on Sunday as residents step up their fight against hoon behaviour in Mandurah's southern suburbs.

Mandurah Police recently renewed their calls for the community to report hoon drivers saying they relied heavily on the public.

Police last month also increased targeted patrols by local officers in Dawesville after several complaints from residents in the area.

The increased presence, which looks to shut down any misuse of the roads, resulted in the arrest of a 42-year-old Dawesville woman last month.

Dawesville MP Zak Kirkup has organised this weekend's community meeting, which will include special guest, Sergeant Gary Benzies from Mandurah Police.

Hoon behaviour is one of the top complaints received in his electorate office, with trail bikes complaints getting more common.

"There's no doubt that hoons are one of the biggest issues that's raised with me throughout my contact with the community, people want to see action to stop this dangerous and idiotic behaviour from those who drive recklessly, putting lives at risk," Mr Kirkup said.

"I encourage as many people as possible who are worried about hoons in their community to come and have their say and listen to ways that we might work together to tackle this problem."

The meeting will be held at 10am at Halls Head Bowling Club, 3 Sticks Boulevard, Erskine. Call 9534 3200 to register.

Hoon offences include driving more than 45 kilometres per hour above the speed limit, racing another vehicles, doing 'burnouts' or driving recklessly.

To report visit the WA Police website and fill in the traffic complaint form. Alternatively call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.