Families live in fear of constant hooning

Sinclair Street resident Jayden Hodge, right, and Colac Otway Shire Councillor Joe McCracken are pushing for safety improvements on the hoon-prone street.

Residents of a dangerous Colac street are still waiting for authorities to take action against hoons driving dangerously along the residential street.

The Colac Herald reported in November last year that the residents of Sinclair Street were living in fear following a crash along the street.

Resident Jayden Hodge said hoon drivers sped down the road multiple times every day and people felt unsafe living along the street.

Mr Hodge along with other residents called for authorities to investigate installing a roundabout at the intersection with Moore Street or speed humps along the road to slow vehicles down.

Authorities are yet to act on calls for help and Mr Hodge said speeding motorists continued to terrorise the residents.

“It’s getting out of hand, once you get past Moore Street it opens up and they just take off speeding,” he said.

“I’ve been here about three years and we’ve had four accidents down here; it’s happening on a daily basis.

“I’m just concerned about people getting hit or a car going through someone’s house.”

Mr Hodge said children lived on the street as well as in Howey Court and he was concerned for their safety.

He said residents deserved to feel safe living on the street.

“Everyone’s fed up with it, there’s young kids that play around here and at Howey Court; they ride their bikes up and down the street, if one of them got hit it would be horrible,” he said.

For the full story see today’s Colac Herald.

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