Warnings issued for anti-social driving in Hemel Hempstead
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Four people have been issued with warning notices for anti-social driving in Hemel Hempstead.
Officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) have been conducting patrols and utilising CCTV, in response to reports that several vehicles have been spotted racing, doing handbrake turns and ‘donuts’.
Following enquiries, officers visited four addresses this week to issue written ‘section 59’ warning notices, under the Police Reform Act 2002.
Anyone caught driving illegally or anti-socially again within the next 12 months can have their vehicles seized and potentially crushed.
Riders or drivers can also be reported for traffic offences and/or be issued with Community Protection Warnings which set out conditions around their behaviour.
SNT Inspector Jeff Scott said: “The message is quite simple - anti-social driving has the potential to put lives at risk; not only the drivers themselves but other innocent road users and pedestrians too. It also causes noise nuisance.
“We will continue to monitor the issue as part of our proactive patrols in the area. If you want to keep your vehicle, please drive safely and considerately.”
If you have an issue you’d like your local SNT to focus on, you can give feedback via the anonymous online feedback portal ‘echo'.