Road Safety

Speeding drivers

We all want to keep Darebin streets safe, find out how to report repeat speeding behaviour and how we can help.

Speeding vehicles

Council manages requests for measures to slow speeding on local roads in a transparent manner to provide as clear advice as possible. In most instances the issue arises due to local residents driving carelessly as they are familiar with the road environment. Council will not immediately program a physical traffic treatment when a speeding issue is identified as we follow the suitable principles:

  • Educate motorists by improving signs and running the ‘Not So Fast’ program where a flashing electronic speed board is placed in your street for two weeks
  • Enforcement by Police
  • Encourage travel using sustainable and low impact modes
  • Engineering treatments that lower vehicle speeds without reducing walking, cycling or public transport amenity

‘Hoon’ driver behaviour

Anti-hoon laws are about making roads safer and reducing road trauma. They were introduced in Victoria in July 2006 to give Victoria Police the power to impound, immobilise or permanently confiscate vehicles driven by people in a dangerous manner. You can read more about the laws at the Victoria Police website.

Victoria Police investigate and prosecute hoon drivers. If you have concerns about hoon driver behaviour in your area, you can report their behaviour by calling 1800 333 000 or go to the Victoria Police Hoon webpage

If you would like to report volume or speeding concerns in your street please contact us.
Customer Service
Phone: (03) 8470 8888