Posted on 5th December 2013
Police would like to remind motorists about the law around driving on restricted paths and bridleways following complaints from local residents.
Over recent months police have received a number of reports of motorists driving along restricted bridleways in the Hayfield area.
PC James Taylor from New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This has been an on-going problem in the community over recent months so we would like to remind people that it is an offence to drive on these restricted paths.
“The nuisance drivers are causing distress to local residents and are damaging the ground for horse riders and walkers who regularly use the bridleway.
“It is not only an offence to drive on these restricted roads but they are also risking their safety as the vehicles may not be suitable.”
Officers from New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team headed out on the beat following reports of a nuisance driver in the area.
Police attended the incident at around 10:30pm on Thursday, November 21 involving a 4x4 vehicle driving along a restricted track.
The motorist was reported for the driving offence and reminded of the law around driving on bridleways.
To report a nuisance driver in the area call police on 101.