Late last night a ‘boy racer’ lost control of his vehicle while reversing along Hobson St. The vehicle mounted the curb (in reverse) smashing into a front entrance gate and wooden fencing and wrecking these. Support posts of an adjacent carport were dismantled as well. A parked resident’s car was also damaged and shunted along.

Local residents were quickly upon the scene. Police arrived in force, including dog handler, soon afterward.

Residents have noted an increase in dangerous driving along Hobson St, usually involving speed. In 2005 WCC proposed plans to manage traffic in Hobson St but nothing eventuated.