'hoon Haven' Receives A Boost For The Holidays

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MEDIA ALERT


Monday 14 December 2009


‘Hoon haven’ receives a boost for the holidays


What:


The MFB will hand over donated mechanical and rescue equipment to Calder

Park’s Bob Jane. The equipment will be used for a program called Hoon Haven

(legal off street drag racing)


When:


1.30pm, Tuesday 15 December 2009


Where:


MFB Technical Services, 11-13 Anderson Road, Thornbury (Mel ref. 30 B4)


Who: 


Bob Jane will accept the donation from Acting Assistant Chief Fire Officer

Darren Davies


Why:  


The concept of ‘Hoon Haven’ at Calder Park legal off street drag racing has

been running for 30 years. Its aim is to continue to offer young people an

alternative to drag racing their mates on the street, the program’s motto is “race

your mates and not the law”.


“The MFB is involved in many road safety activities, mainly because we frequently respond

to road accidents in metropolitan Melbourne,” said Acting Assistant Chief Fire Officer

Darren Davies.


“It’s in our best interest to support initiatives like these that provide young people with a

supervised environment, as this encourages safe practices and outcomes for both the

participants and the wider community.


“The number of rescue and emergency medical service calls the MFB receives has steadily

increased over the past four years, so we’re very keen to help in what ever way we can;

prevention is always better than cure.


“With the Christmas and New Years season upon us, it’s important we remind the

community to make road safety a priority and stay safe.”


For further queries contact:  

Christina Bucci, MFB Media and Communications 

0409 354 077 or cbucci@mfb.vic.gov.au






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