Hundreds told to leave Cheddar Gorge due to 'dangerous driving' at car meet

Cheddar gorge
Car meets have been a regular problem through Cheddar Gorge over the years. Credit: ITV News West Country

The road through Cheddar Gorge was temporarily closed over the New Year because of antisocial and dangerous driving during a car meet.

Large gatherings of car enthusiasts are a regular sight at the spot.

Avon and Somerset Police has reported that several hundred people were directed to leave the area overnight between New Year's Eve and New Year's Day as officers had to shut down the event.

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In 2021, barriers were installed to deter anti-social drivers in the village and fines have been handed out by police in the past.

The gorge has had issues with speeding drivers for a number of years, with a new 30mph limit introduced in 2018 to try and combat the problem.