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Police nuisance driving operation heads back out on the road

Posted on 15th May 2013

A campaign to clamp down on nuisance driving problems in and around Buxton town centre has been extended.

Operation Jericho has seen officers from Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team speaking to drivers about their behaviour and how it affects the local community.

Issues that have been raised by members of the public include groups of drivers gathering near homes and leaving their engines running, which causes a noise nuisance, and others speeding on roads around the town, often late at night.

The operation started in April and has centred on police engaging with drivers and educating them about their responsibilities. Officers have also carried out speed checks and extra patrols.

Enforcement throughout the campaign has included one vehicle seizure, a number of warnings given to drivers, and one car was taken off the road for having a serious defect.

The work will now be continuing until the end of May.

PCSO Alan Nield, from Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Drivers sometimes don’t realise that people live in town centres and when they gather in car parks and leave their engines running, the noise nuisance is terrible for people living nearby.

“We want drivers to be more considerate and to think about how their behaviour when they’re behind the wheel can impact others.

“We’ll be carrying on with our patrols and engaging with local drivers and taking enforcement action when we need to, with the aim of keeping Buxton a good place to live and visit.”

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