An injunction has been granted to stop “car cruisers” in South Nottinghamshire.
Local authorities say they have received hundreds of complaints from concerned residents and businesses. The injunction bans drivers and passengers from taking part in a “car cruise” between Burton Joyce and Colwick.
The injunction also prohibits drivers from causing excessive noise, danger to road users, injury to others and damage to property.
Gedling Borough Council says more than 200 cars have been sighted at the Victoria Retail Park in Netherfield, Nottinghamshire on Sunday evenings. Officers from Nottinghamshire Police will be at the retail park from Easter Sunday and the force says high visibility patrols will be in place. Those caught could face fixed penalty notices and potentially have their vehicles seized.
– DCI Andrew Hall, Head of Road Crime Operations at Nottinghamshire Police
“The nuisance and noise created by car cruising has a negative impact on the quality of life for both residents and businesses in the surrounding area. The reckless and often dangerous manner in which some of these young motorists drive is also putting the safety of those individuals, their passengers, and other road users at risk.
“In policing the injunction, officers will stop vehicles taking part in car cruising, or any associated antisocial behaviour within the specified area. Drivers and passengers will be warned about the consequences of their actions and, if they subsequently breach the warning, could face court action.”