BENDIGO police have condemned "stupid", "irresponsible" behaviour behind the wheel, as the city faces growing rates of dangerous driving.
Hoon driving appears to be increasingly common in Bendigo police say, as they hear and see more of the behaviour.
Officers have warned they will catch and prosecute the culprits, using whatever methods they can.
Bendigo Highway Patrol Senior Sergeant Ian Brooks said that intentional high risk driving appeared to be becoming a larger problem in Bendigo, based on reports from the public and what police could see.
He said hoon driving had been particularly noticeable recently, with less traffic on the roads and more people home to hear it.
Senior Sergeant Brooks said those doing burnouts and the like were "a bunch of idiots".
"It does not make you a bigger person. From what I've experienced and looking at some of the aftermath of some of your efforts, you can't drive," he said.
"[These people] have a total disregard for everybody. Not just the law, they thumb their noses at the whole of society.
"The people in Bendigo are sick of it. We're sick of listening to you and the rubbish that you leave behind."
Senior Sergeant Brooks said police had focused on some areas to curb the behaviour, but hoons tended to move to another place immediately.
But he warned police would catch up with, and prosecute, hoon drivers eventually.
Senior Sergeant Brooks said police were out looking for drivers using whatever methods they could, including reports from the public.
He said having spend time policing hooning took away police time from other duties, which could save lives.
Senior Sergeant Brooks urged members of the public to report any hoon behaviour they saw. He said if the behaviour was particularly dangerous, they should call Triple Zero (000).
Every little detail helped police put together a jigsaw of information to catch offenders, Senior Sergeant Brooks said.
He warned people against taking risks to gather information, such as standing at the side of the road filming.
Senior Sergeant Brooks said police encouraged people with CCTV cameras in their homes to angle the camera to catch the road, if they could do so without compromising their own security.
You can report crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000, or online at crimestoppersvic.com.au/
In an emergency call Triple Zero (000).
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