Authorities sick of jet-ski ‘hoons
Two for tea: Chelsea Heights Community Centre’s Lynne Pocknee, left, and Lorraine Bradford look forward to this month’s Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds for the Cancer Council. Picture: Gary Sissons
Tea’s up for cancer charity form on the day and ladies in the Dragon Boats Abreast group will talk about their experiences dealing with and helping women with breast cancer. A donation box can be found at the Chelsea Heights Community Centre office and raffle tickets are available. All proceeds raised on the day will
be donated to the cancer council. The Biggest Morning Tea will be held at Chelsea Heights Community Centre, 160 Thames Promenade, Chelsea Heights at 10am. Entry by gold coin donation. Call the centre on 9772 3391 or see chelseaheightscommunitycentre. com.au/events for more details.
Put on notice: Dangerous jet-ski drivers will face stiff penalties if caught speeding.
distance rule offence, or operating unlicensed, is successfully prosecuted, courts can impose up to $3171 for each offence. Courts can impose a penalty of $9514 and criminal conviction for operating an unregistered craft.
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A MORNING tea to combat cancer will be hosted at Chelsea Heights Community Centre on Thursday 24 May. The centre will hold its third annual Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event to raise money for the Cancer Council. Students from Patterson River Secondary College band will per-
MARITIME Safety Victoria will put the heat on jet ski “hoons” after little sign of improvement in behaviour as the peak season comes to an end. “A small but reckless group of jet ski operators are ignoring how dangerous their machines can be,” MSV acting director of maritime safety Rachel Gualano said. “Much like on our roads, irresponsible operation of high-powered machines, often without adequate experience, poses the threat of serious injury and fatalities. “Every agency involved in ensuring all water users have equal enjoyment of our bays, rivers and lakes – including Victoria Police – has had enough of the behaviour of jet ski hoons,” said. During Maritime Safety Victoria’s ‘Ride Right’ summer campaign, more than 100 personal watercraft (PWC) riders were fined in a Maritime Safety Victoria crackdown alongside Victoria Police officers. More than 450 riders of PWCs such as jet skis were approached and while most played it safe, 67 riders received multiple infringement notices for flouting the rules. The worst locations for jet ski hooning were found to be at Carrum, Port Melbourne, Safety Beach and St Kilda. Further enforcement action will now be considered. Breach of speed and distance rules leads to a $317 fine. Riding an unregistered craft or riding unlicensed can cost $793. If a speed and
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