Residents of Hillside Drive, Albion Park are living in fear they will be injured or killed by out-of-control hoons who regularly use their road as a racetrack.
The locals are so fed up with the weekend ritual of burning rubber, screeching tyres and roaring engines they have organised a public meeting on Saturday afternoon to brainstorm ways to deal with the problem.
The issue came to a head last Saturday night after an elderly couple narrowly avoided injury when a car ran through their front fence, stopping just metres from their bedroom window.
Veronica Kemp was lying in bed while her husband Ron was watching TV when they heard a loud bang.
Closer inspection revealed the car had ploughed through the steel-supported fence and into a frangipani tree outside the couple's window.
The incident happened around 10.15pm.
Despite wiping out the fence, the driver was able to reverse out of the yard and fled the scene.
"I'm just thankful they didn't go through the window," Mrs Kemp said.
"When we bought it [the house] I said, 'Oh I'm terrified a car's going to come screeching along here and come through the bedroom room window'.
"[Ron] said, 'Don't be silly it'll hit the gutter and bounce off'."
Mr Kemp, who suffers from emphysema and requires an automatic breathing apparatus, said the crash left him struggling for air.
"I was watching TV and to hear that almighty crash, I thought it was up the road, not at my bloody bedroom window," he said.
The crash prompted neighbours to check on the couple to make sure they were OK.
Among them was Ian Muir, who said residents were fed up with hoons using the street like a racetrack.
"They're petrified," he said.
"This is an ongoing issue - most of the residents who have been living there a long time believe the situation has worsened over the past two years.
"It is a 50km/h zone and I've witnessed vehicles doing in excess of 100km/h in that street with red or green P plates which is pretty scary."
Lake Illawarra police community safety officer Sergeant Jason Harrison said while hooning was not considered a major issue around Albion Park, officers were investigating the crash.
"It's always an issue when people do the wrong thing and be silly and negligent in their driving but it's not common," he said.
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward, who will chair Saturday's meeting, said it would help residents better connect with police.
"I hope people who come to the meeting learn about what they can do when they see suspicious behaviour," Mr Ward said.
"Secondly I hope it will be helpful for police to have greater information about potential revhead hot spots so they can adapt their patrols accordingly."
The meeting will be held on Hillside Avenue at 3.30pm at a residence.