Now Maureen gets a good sleep
By JOSEPH TERNOWETSKY
MAUREEN Doheny is finally able to have a good night's sleep after police cracked down on hoons racing up and down Musgrave Street, North Rockhampton.
The 77-year-old Kirkellen Street resident was so bothered by vehicle noise she said she had to wear earplugs to bed.
"It's terrible at night,'' she said in The Morning Bulletin in June.
"A lot of young idiots congregate around Super Cheap Auto.''
But since the article was published police have cracked down on the area and have been actively targeting hoons driving on all streets.
"It's been pretty quiet around here lately,'' she said. "I am sleeping better now.''
Inspector Lyle Mitchell, region-al traffic co-ordinator, said police had been stopping reckless drivers for several months.
"We have been running some operations and targeting these sort of drivers,'' he said.
Inspector Mitchell also said police were better able to focus their resources after they were made aware of the problem on Musgrave Street.
Police have been working with the Capricorn Driver Support Network too.
The club promotes safe driving among all ages and events co-ordinator Mark Spencer said enjoying driving should not involve breaking the law.
"We try and tell young drivers you do not have to speed around the streets,'' he said.
"We do little cruises with them and they mingle with the older generation.