Willetton the hoon capital of Perth as new laws come into force

Stock image.
Stock image.

WILLETTON was the hoon epicentre in 2016– with 36 vehicles impounded throughout the year.

The revelation comes as new laws to tackle hoon drivers were implemented to make it easier to permanently confiscate vehicles.

Under the new laws, come into force on January 14, courts can order permanent vehicle confiscation on a first offence if committed in an active school zone, is 90kmh or more above the speed limit or in a 50kmh or less zone which resulted in harm or distress to a person, or resulted in property damage, including the road.

The new laws would also give police the power to seize unlicensed motorcycles such as trail bikes, if they reasonably suspected they had been illegally ridden on the road.

Last year 1674 vehicles were impounded.