More than 30 drivers have been dealt with after police took positive action to tackle public concerns over antisocial driving and car cruisers
It was a case of “they said we did it” after police teams covering Gedling County listened to concerns about road safety and dangerous driving in hot-spot areas like the Colwick Industrial Estate.
Patrol officers have addressed these issues by working with drivers, providing training and taking enforcement action where necessary.
Since the beginning of October, their use has meant that 30 vehicles have been stopped, 22 people have been advised, five people have been warned and four vehicles have been confiscated.
Inspector Mark Stanley, District Commander of Gedling, said: “My teams target individuals whose anti-social behavior causes alarm or distress and is detrimental to the lives of others.
“We understand the impact anti-social driving is having on our local community and our ongoing operational activities, including High Visibility Patrols, will continue to target these people and educate them about the consequences of their behavior.
“We will not tolerate anyone breaking the law and we will not hesitate to use enforcement action where necessary to keep people safe and protect the community from harm.”
Tackling and reducing anti-social driving is among a brand new set of police priorities that will be put into action across the Gedling district over the coming month.
The other two priorities to focus on are preventing and tackling the four ‘fatal’ traffic offenses (failure to wear a seatbelt, drunk driving, speeding and using a mobile phone while driving) and tackling illicit drug trafficking.
Insp Stanley added: “We are regularly contacted by members of the public and councilors about concerns about speeding vehicles.
“In December, the squad will continue their annual Drink Drive campaign, so we’ll be focusing on that as well.
“We also understand how the supply of illegal substances and the crime that comes with it can have a serious impact on our community, which is why my teams continue to take decisive action against those who break the law.
“When it comes to tackling drug supply, we will develop intelligence lines to target those responsible, target and prosecute homes and premises where necessary, and attempt to redirect those with a substance abuse problem to specialized support services.
“I want to reassure people that we will continue our proactive work to address issues that have been raised with us and work closely with our partners and we will act on the information provided to us to make our roads safer .
“I would urge people to continue to let us know about incidents or to speak to us about concerns so that we can investigate the case and take appropriate action.
“Any information can be reported to Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, call 999.”