Car Surfing Is Becoming An ‘Illegal And Dangerous’ Trend

130 injured between 2012 and 2016

7 July 2017

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The NSW government is warning about taking up the “illegal and dangerous” activity of car-surfing after an incident this week saw a teenage girl hospitalised.

The 17-year-old was left badly injured after falling from the bonnet of a moving car in Panania on Wednesday night, suffering a broken collarbone alongside head and hip injuries, AAP reports.

Transport for NSW executive director Bernard Carlon today issued a warning on car-surfing.

"Under no circumstances should people take part in these kinds of illegal and dangerous activities," he said in a statement.

"It leaves them extremely vulnerable as they are completely unprotected - especially if they fall or are hit by a vehicle."

Transport for NSW statistics revealed between 2012 and 2016, three people were killed and 130 were injured "while riding in or on a car in a non-seating/non-goods area position."

Following the incident on Wednesday night, the 18-year-old male driver of the Ford Falcon sedan was arrested at the scene and taken to Bankstown Police Station.

He was charged with low range drink driving and was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice to appear in Court in August.

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