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The "Boy Racer" Act

The Land Transport (Unauthorised Street and Drag Racing) Amendment Act 2003 was aimed at street racing and burnouts in public places and came into force on 1 May 2003.There are heavy penalties for breaking the new laws.

The new law lies in Section 22A of the main Act.

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Existing laws against noisy or modified vehicles still apply.

If you drive a car in an illegal street race or accelerate in an unnecessary way on a road, or, if you do wheel spins, "donuts" or drive a car on a road in a way that causes the car to loose traction (unless authorised by law):

  • You could face 3 months in prison, or fines up to $4,500; and lose your licence for at least 6 months.

  • Police may impound your car for 28 days at your expense - effective immediately.

  • If you injure or kill someone while doing this, you could go to prison for up to 5 years, or face a fine up to $20,000 and lose your licence for 1 year.

If you pour or spill petrol, oil, diesel fuel, or any other any other slippery substance likely to cause a vehicle to lose traction, onto any road.

  • You could face an infringement fee of $600, or if it goes to Court, a fine up to $3,000.

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