Stevenage Borough Council and Hertfordshire Police attended Luton County Court on Thursday 12 January 2023, following an application for an interim injunction to continue to stop car cruising and the associated nuisance in Stevenage.
The injunction which has a power of arrest, was granted on an interim basis until the final hearing is heard on the 1 February 2023 at Luton County Court.
The following activities are subject to restrictions in the district of Stevenage:
Drive at excessive speed, or otherwise dangerously
Driving in convoy
Racing against other motor vehicles
Performing stunts in or on motor vehicles
Sounding horns or playing radios
Supplying or using illegal drugs
Urinating in public
Shouting or abusing, threatening, or otherwise intimidating another person
Obstruction of any other road user
A Stevenage Borough Council spokesperson said: “We are pleased the court has extended the injunction on an interim basis. Our aim, when we applied to the court was to protect the safety of the public, and to prevent the associated anti-social behaviour and nuisance that comes with car cruising. We will be asking the Court to make a final order that participating in, organising or promoting car cruising will continue to be prohibited in Stevenage going forward.”
Chief Inspector for Stevenage Graeme Walsingham said: “We are pleased that the High Court has granted this interim injunction so we can maintain the power to act should people drive in a reckless and dangerous manner on our roads and in public spaces. We will continue to use these powers to keep Stevenage safe.”