Daredevil passengers in a yellow Volkswagen beetle let it all hang out totally unaware they’re being followed by cops as hoons run riot during a wild weekend on Queensland roads
- The two people were filmed by police riding on the door on Good Friday
- More than 4700 infringements were issued to Queensland drivers at Easter
- A 19-year-old man was also filmed travelling 178km/h on the Pacific Motorway
- A meeting of 1000 hoons on the Gold Coast accounted for more offences
- Police were attacked during a crazy weekend on Queensland roads
Two people riding dangerously on the door of a car were among nearly 5000 people handed traffic infringements in Queensland over the Easter long weekend.
Three people involved in the dangerous trip down a road on Mount Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland were each fined, the driver for driving without due care and attention and the passengers for failing to wear seatbelts.
They were seen on Good Friday afternoon oblivious to the fact they were being filmed by trailing police.
Police filmed two people riding dangerously out of a car at Mt Tamborine on Good Friday
Six people died and 135 were injured during the Easter period in Queensland, as a massive 4,742 offences were recorded. More than half of the infringements were for speeding, while 219 drug drivers and 228 drink drivers were also detected.
A 19-year-old man was also captured on police video travelling at 178km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Pacific Motorway at Daisy Hill.
Appearing to be wearing a name tag as an employee of a supermarket chain, the man was pulled over by Highway Patrol and shown his velocity on the speed gun.
He was handed an on-the-spot $1,245 fine, eight demerit points and six-month licence suspension.
A 19-year-old man was captured on police video travelling at 178km/h in a 100km/h zone
The incidents came on top of a wild weekend for Queensland police when Gold Coast officers were attacked on Saturday night after trying to shut down a gathering of 1000 hoons and 600 vehicles at Pimpama on the northern end of the region.
An 18-year-old man and a 22-year-old man have each been given a notice to appear in court on counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle as a result of the hoon meeting.
A further 93 traffic infringement notices were also handed out for offences including wilful damage, drink driving, disqualified driving and two counts of drug driving.
A hoon gathering on the Gold Coast attracted a gathering of 1000 people and 600 vehicles
Police and their vehicles were pelted with projectiles during the gathering at Pimpama
Police were pelted with projectiles, including fireworks, at the gathering in a carpark of a Yawalpah Road business, Pimpama, in behaviour Gold Coast District Acting Chief Superintendent Geoff Sheldon described on Tuesday as ‘blatantly criminal and clearly dangerous’.
Queensland Police have since impounded three of the vehicles involved in the gathering for 90 days.