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Extending Vehicle Impoundment Laws in Queensland: An Examination of the Pilot Project

Cross, C

Police Enforcement Programs


On 1 July 2007, legislation which furthered the use of vehicle impoundment as a sanction for non-hoon related offences was introduced as a pilot program in Queensland. Vehicle impoundment as a sanction has been in use in Queensland since November 2002 for hoon related offences such as burnouts, street racing and excessive noise and smoke. Amendments to Chapter Four of the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 (PPRA) were passed in 2006, which renamed existing offences eligible for impoundment as ?type 1 vehicle related offences? and created a new category of offences eligible for impoundment named ?type 2 vehicle related offences?.