The Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia (RAC) has blogged on Perthâ€™s worst suburbs for hoon drivers. See here for the blog posting. To me this raises the question: are the same suburbs bad for cyclists? Why not share your thoughts in the comments box below.
The suburbs identified in the posting are Gosnells (No. 1 Hoon suburb), Canning Vale, Armadale, Wanneroo, Ballajura and Joondalup.
I know from my own riding with my regular commute taking me through Mullaloo, Ocean Reef, Connelly and into Joondalup that there is a noticeable degrading in driver behaviour in the section between Hodges Drive and Whitfords Avenue as I ride the coast along Northshore Drive, Oceanside Prom and Ocean Reef Road and then I head towards Joondalup on Hodges Drive. Interestingly once I reach Hodges Drive heading north and Whitfords Avenue heading south I do notice that on most days there is a sense of calmness. It is just the section in between with the roundabouts along Oceanside Prom being the hot spots for me.
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So what areas trouble you? Do the hoon suburbs rate on your radar?