Police aim speed guns at hoons
POLICE will be clamping down on motorists flouting the speed limit in a quiet Sippy Downs street.
Local residents regularly driving on Bellflower Rd spoke of the rising number of speedsters on the street during a recent Sippy Downs District Community Association meeting. John Manson, of nearby Derwent St, said he constantly witnessed drivers ignoring the 50kmh signs.
"I have had cars overtaking me doing at least 70-80kmh," Mr Manson said.
"When I'm on the speed limit they tail gate me.
"I've been here for 17 months and I reckon it has been progressively worse."
Another resident said he was worried for the safety of his five children.
Police responded to the fears aired during the meeting, with officers targeting traffic enforcement on Bellflower Rd and connecting Lakehead Dr this week.
Marked police cars and mobile speed detection devices targeted speedsters on the road.
"If something is brought to our attention, we'll go out and respond to that at the request of members of the public," Sippy Downs police Senior Constable Mark Bourke said.
"Officers at the station acted on the concerns as soon as we were given notice.
"We'll continue to monitor the situation in that area."
Chancellor Park Bellflower Retirement Village resident Tony Tidey, whose property backs onto Bellflower Rd, said he heard hooning at all hours.
"They screech off late at night... speeding is a terrible problem here," he said.
"One of these days there's going to be a terrible accident."
Mr Tidey said speeding motorists occasionally drove through the Village to avoid police.
"We've been trying to get gate exit fees," he said.
Another Village resident, Brian, said he had come close to having an accident due to another driver's inattention. "Some of them don't worry about stopping (coming onto Bellflower Rd)," he said.
To report a crime, phone Policelink on 131 444.