Notice the accompanying photo? The print version of Todays Herald Sun carried photos of cars being hoons, not of a bike doing a "stoppie" http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,18268903%5E2862,00.html# Stop these idiots By CARLY CRAWFORD 26feb06 HOON drivers on Victoria's major highways are using cameras and video mobile phones to record their hell-raising antics. Police have launched an investigation into the practice, warning that those responsible could face criminal charges. Some of the images have started to appear on hooning websites. A quick-thinking witness photographed several modified cars swapping lanes on the South Gippsland Highway as their mates videotaped the potentially deadly game. The witnesses saw one "film-maker" sitting on the window sill of a moving car. The Sunday Herald Sun has supplied police with images taken by the witness and an investigation has started. The witness saw this mob of about 20 drivers braking and dangerously swapping lanes in a 100km/h zone on the highway near Lang Lang last Saturday morning. "They were all hotted up with huge exhausts and everything. What they did was effectively block the highway," the witness said. "There could have been an accident at any moment." She said the drivers were travelling about 80km/h. They darted between lanes, narrowly missing one another, as front-seat passengers in surrounding cars filmed them. One hoon even sped along the road shoulder to overtake a semi-trailer on the inside. Bass Coast traffic management unit chief Sgt Jim Baum said the matter would be followed up and the offenders faced fines and possibly criminal charges. "It's not only in this area that this happens, but right across Victoria," he said. "It's about bravado. They see it as pure entertainment. "There are people out there who think they're six-feet tall and bulletproof. "They view this as a sport, trying to bait the police." Motorists caught with their body parts protruding from the window face fines of $75 and could faces charges of conduct endangering life. Sgt Baum said hoons often used video cameras and video mobile phones. He encouraged passing motorists to use new technology, such as camera phones, to their advantage. "If you've got the technology, then use it," he said. "All we need is the numberplate and a description of the driver and we can follow it up from there."