Anti-hooning trial

Brisbane City Council conducted a 12-month anti-hooning trial in Brisbane from 1 May 2019 to 1 May 2020. The trial involved the application of a high skid-resistant road surface treatment at Allawah Road, Chuwar and Gardens Drive, Willawong.

The road treatment discourages hooning by causing increased wear to tyres but does not cause wear and tear to vehicles travelling under normal driving conditions.

The road treatment was installed at Allawah Road, Chuwar on 1 May 2019 and on 2 November 2019 at Gardens Drive, Willawong.

The trial was a practical way of improving road safety by helping decrease unsafe hooning behaviour. The trial also aligns with the safety principle that underpins Council's Transport Plan for Brisbane - Strategic Directions.

Council conducted a survey to evaluate the trial at six months, and will conduct an additional survey now that the trial period has ended. Council will review Queensland Police Service web crash data, survey data and community feedback to evaluate the effectiveness of the trial and to determine next steps.

More information

For more information about this trial, or to provide feedback, you can:

  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 during business hours and ask to speak to the project team
  • email the project team.
Last updated:1 May 2020