From the Victoria Police Website (the comments in red are mine): Assistant Commissioner (Traffic) Noel Ashby today announced a blitz on Victoria’s regional hoons. “Police have identified specific locations throughout regional Victoria where we know hooning offences continue to be problematic,” Mr Ashby said today in Shepparton. “We are giving motorists one day’s notice that police will be out in force from this weekend targeting hoon behaviour in regional Victoria.” The blitz begins tomorrow however the locations and length of the blitz will not be publicly released. Under the new legislation, police can impound vehicles if the driver is detected committing any of the following offences: * participation in a race or speed trial (group ride) * dangerous driving committed in circumstances involving intentional loss of traction * careless driving * failure to have proper control of the motor vehicle (riding with only one hand on the bars?) * causing a motor vehicle to make excessive noise or smoke (aftermarket exhaust) * exceeding the speed limit by 45 kph or more * travelling at 145 kph or more in a 110 kph zone * intentionally drive in a manner to cause loss of traction to one or more wheels (wheelie) * improper use of a motor vehicle * driving while disqualified So if anyone is heading out for a ride this weekend might be an idea to keep your speed (and front wheel) down and generally behave, they've already caught 12 motorcycles so far with the new laws.