The question is: where aren’t the hoons?

UPDATE: Ballarat, we asked you to let us know where the hoon hotspots were and fair to say we were overwhelmed by the response.

We had more than 500 submissions in one day and we’ve done our best to plot them on a map.

The map shows The Courier readers nominated sections all throughout Ballarat where they’ve noticed hoon driving.

It seems there are few areas that escaped being nominated by the people of Ballarat.

Invermay Park seems one of the safest areas, while areas around Mt Clear, Mt Helen and Buninyong also appear fairly quiet.

And, despite Cuthberts Road previously being identified as a hoon hotspot, there wasn’t an excessive amount of complains around Alfredton.

EARLIER: Are you tired of hoons speeding down your street in Ballarat?

A Melbourne council has a radical solution that they say will stop dangerous drivers in their tracks.

We want you to let us know the streets in Ballarat that are hooning hotspots and if you think a similar trial would work in our city.

Workers at Hume City Council, in the outer northwest of Melbourne, have laid a coarse spray seal on bitumen, which can burn through rubber tyres, to stop dangerous driving in hooning hot spots.

Sustainable Infrastructure and Services director Peter Waite said the seal did not affect vehicles "driving appropriately".

"If a driver attempts to drive dangerously on this type of road, it would be difficult for a driver to spin their wheels," he said.

"If they did manage it, they would burn through the rubber of tyres faster than on a smooth road surface."

He said seal was applied by spreading an aggregate spray over the top of bitumen. The surface would need to be re-applied every 10 to 15 years depending on the amount of wear.

Hume police inspector Anthony Brown said the locations of the new surface were top secret.

"We chose sites that had high-risk driving activity, and known hoon gathering areas," he said.

The new surface would only shred the rubber on tyres "when the wheels lost traction on the road", he said.

"Normal driving speed it's not going to affect you but if you're engaging in intentionally high-risk behaviour, it would reduce the life cycle of your tyre dramatically."

Inspector Brown disputed reports that Hume was the hooning capital of Melbourne, and said police in that area were just very good at catching dangerous drivers.

"We have maintained a focus on it, so we impound more vehicles than other areas," he said. "It's a problem across Melbourne, and we're addressing it as a local issue here."

He said social hoon gatherings led to "people being seriously injured or killed".

"It's a serious risk of death or serious injury to both the drivers and the bystanders, and it's not just them having a fun time, it poses a serious risk to themselves and other people," Inspector Brown said.