Police warn boy racers' cars could be crushed

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POLICE have warned boy racers in Bridgwater that if they don't stop their anti-social behaviour, their cars will be seized or even crushed.

As reported in last week's Mercury, residents living near The Clink and on Bristol Road said they were being of being kept awake at night by the sound of revving engines and hefty exhausts.

The same week, police issued two Section 59 warning notices to drivers near the town's McDonalds at The Clink.

The notice means if the people are seen driving in an inconsiderate way causing distress or annoyance to the public, and/or on any land not part of a road, the vehicle can be seized or even crushed. It last for 12 months.

Sgt Gary Young, from Bridgwater Police, told the Mercury: “We've had reports of anti-social behaviour near McDonalds.The restaurant management says they have asked the youths to leave the area, but they refused.

“The local beat team is engaging with staff and management at McDonalds, monitoring CCTV to pick up number plates and monitoring anti-social behaviour.

“Meanwhile, we are having meetings over the next few weeks about how it can be taken forward. We are looking at working with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) to check the cars are roadworthy, abiding by the law etc.

“We may also be using mobile speed cameras too.”

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9:44pm Fri 7 Mar 14

MINIME2 says...

About time teach them a lesson. Time they did the same with over the drink limit drivers. Take their cars if the test positive and crush them.
About time teach them a lesson. Time they did the same with over the drink limit drivers. Take their cars if the test positive and crush them. MINIME2
  • Score: 5

9:48pm Fri 7 Mar 14

grisleyreg says...

Albert Street another rat run during the day and a boy racers track at night. Selfish and dangerous.
Albert Street another rat run during the day and a boy racers track at night. Selfish and dangerous. grisleyreg
  • Score: 4

4:20pm Mon 10 Mar 14

MR.GOF says...

same rule`s for the people who are driving whilst on their phone`s,make`s me sick,yes boy racer`s are a pain at time`s,but we were all young once.
same rule`s for the people who are driving whilst on their phone`s,make`s me sick,yes boy racer`s are a pain at time`s,but we were all young once. MR.GOF
  • Score: 3

11:13pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Blue Owl says...

Well, like David Loverage the Current Mayor, we have had this happen for the Past 10 years, the Police have promised to Clampdown on these Drivers, as I have said B4, all they have to do is Position, unmarked Police Vehicles, on the routes they are using, speed Check them, Visio evidence. Book them, and next time the Car goes to the Crusher !!!!!!
It only needs one or Two, to lose their beloved Wheels, and the Message will get through, or again as I said many years ago, ' Do we have to await someone being injured or worse Killed, B 4 Action is Taken.........
David L Preece
Blue -Owl
Well, like David Loverage the Current Mayor, we have had this happen for the Past 10 years, the Police have promised to Clampdown on these Drivers, as I have said B4, all they have to do is Position, unmarked Police Vehicles, on the routes they are using, speed Check them, Visio evidence. Book them, and next time the Car goes to the Crusher !!!!!! It only needs one or Two, to lose their beloved Wheels, and the Message will get through, or again as I said many years ago, ' Do we have to await someone being injured or worse Killed, B 4 Action is Taken......... David L Preece Blue -Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: -1

3:21pm Thu 13 Mar 14

MR.GOF says...

and this also be for road rage too,not nice having a moron right up your back wheel`s.....
and this also be for road rage too,not nice having a moron right up your back wheel`s..... MR.GOF
  • Score: 4

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