Crackdown on nuisance motorists

POLICE in Buxton are carrying out increased patrols to target nuisance motorists in the town centre.

It follows concerns from local residents about cars being driven too fast, having loud exhausts and playing loud music.

There have also been reports about groups of motorists gathering in local car parks during the evening, including the Spring Gardens car park.

Officers will be speaking to drivers about the issues and taking enforcement action if necessary.

Both police officers and PCSOs can issue can Section 59 (S59) warnings to motorists for using a vehicle in an anti-social manner and if a person receives more than one S59 warning in 12 months, then their vehicle can be seized.

PC Russ Barlow, of the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are targeting the issue following concerns from residents and from people who use the car parks, and hope that drivers will get the message that nuisance and anti-social driving will not be tolerated.

“Our team is also working alongside partnership organisations including the High Peak Community Safety Partnership, local businesses, car park owners to look at ways in which we can reduce the issue in the longer term.”

To contact the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, the police non-emergency number, or email buxton.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk