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Anti-social driving

Reports have been received about continued anti-social driving around the Yeovil area.

Please report any sightings via 101 at the time so we can direct any available units to the area. We are now receiving reports that oil (or something similar) is being spread in car parks, to assist with wheel spinning and smoke making. This also causes problems to normal road users after the enthusiasts have left.

Actions

  • Tuesday 4th February, 2020

    Yeovil Police are taking a stance against anti-social driving. They are issuing Section 59 notices, to those found driving without due care and attention or reasonable consideration for other road users.

    These notices stay with the driver for a 12 month period, and if breached within that time, then the car the person who has been issued the notice is driving can be seized and crushed.

  • Tuesday 4th February, 2020

    Notices have already been issued to a number of drivers, and they are now fully aware of the consequences should they continue to drive in the same manner.

  • Thursday 9th January, 2020

    We have been carrying out patrols across the reported areas. Neighbourhood Policing Team officers and response officers have been dealing with any sighted offences and several cars have been seized for no insurance. We will continue to target and deal as a priority.

    For awareness it is an offence to drive in an anti-social manner. This includes revving engines, sounding the horn, wheel spinning and drifting to name a few. If caught it could result in your vehicle being seized and crushed under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act

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