HOONS are so common in one North Mackay street, residents feel they are living at a speedway.
Richard Evans, a long-term Willetts Rd resident, says reckless driving has become such a problem that somebody will soon be killed.
The 66-year-old said it had been two years since the Mackay Regional Council installed speed-calming devices on the busy thoroughfare.
"But the hoons just drive straight over the top of them," he said.
"They have had to replace and repair the device that many times we have lost count."
Mr Evans' family have lived in the area for 18 years and he raised his six children there.
He said other residents had become so fed up with hooning motorists they had sold their homes and moved away.
"But we cannot afford to move, this is our family house," he said.
"I'm a pensioner, I've got cancer, I don't want to move out."
In a letter to the Daily Mercury, Mr Evans and residents of the surrounding streets said they were fed up with semi-trailers, B-double tippers and hoons tearing through their street.
They said they had complained to the police and the council about the problem.
"Cars trying to race each other at the traffic lights at Sams Rd, and young louts speeding up and down - some going as fast as 80kmh, and its a 60kmh zone," the residents said.
"Since 2010 we have had at least 10 accidents at Flors Ave and Daniel St," Mr Evans said.
"We have complained to both the police and Mackay council."
He said he would not be surprised if someone was killed on the suburban street before something was done to slow the drivers.
Three-quarters of responses to a Daily Mercury online poll agreed Mackay had too many hoons.
Asked 'Do you think Mackay has a hoon problem', 74% clicked yes.
Online comments overwhelmingly supported poll results.
Fearless Fred said: "I'm sick of drivers doing 65kmh down our street - a 50kmh zone! And constantly I see young drivers weaving in and out of lanes. Yes, there is a problem!"
Joblo, from Mackay said: "More speed bumps, that will be good won't it. We are the only whackers in the world now that need speed bumps on public roads".
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