A car has been seized and two people have been reported for driving offences after complaints of drivers using their vehicles for ‘drifting.’
Policing teams have been responding to complaints of nuisance driving in Columbus Avenue over recent weeks.
During the evening of Saturday 22 July, patrols on duty in the area seized a vehicle after the owner had been previously warned about the manner of his driving. He, along with another driver, were reported for careless driving. Two drivers were also given Section 59 warnings.
If a person is found to continue to drive in an anti-social manner for a second time within 12 months of the formal warning being issued, they will have their vehicle seized and face prosecution resulting in a fine and or points.
Neighbourhood Beat Officer for the area, PC Beth Ninnim said: “We’ve had reports of people using their vehicles for drifting on the road or driving inappropriately in the area and anyone found to do that will be dealt with robustly.
“Such anti-social behaviour can have an impact on local residents and the community, not just through the noise it causes but we have had reports of criminal damage and intimidation as well. The driving is often careless and presents a significant risk of danger to other road users in the area.
“One car has been seized already and anyone taking part in the nuisance driving can expect to have their car seized, as well as pay a fine, or even face criminal prosecution.”
Drifting is where a driver oversteers at high speed with loss of traction, while maintaining control and driving the car through the entirety of a corner.