Officers keeping close eye on the roads after dangerous and anti-social driving
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Officers are warning the small minority of car enthusiasts who have caused issues in Derby, Erewash and Amber Valley in recent weeks that dangerous and anti-social driving will not be tolerated.
Last weekend (7/9 August) an organised car meet was cancelled at the last minute and resulted in a number of issues across the boroughs. A further organised car meet planned this weekend at MFN, just outside Ilkeston, has also now been cancelled.
However, officers will still be conducting patrols in the area to ensure road safety and deal with those whose driving puts the public at risk.
Inspector Ed Browne, who leads the policing of the Erewash area, said: “The majority of people who attend properly organised car meets at suitable venues do so in a safe and responsible manner.
“However, last weekend saw several incidents of very poor behaviour and driving, as well as disruption to public spaces following the cancellation.
“Myself and my colleagues have seen the devastating aftermath of dangerous driving and so irresponsible drivers, and car owners, will be dealt with the various agencies available to the police including working with the insurers and other partners.
Sergeant Jo-Anne Brooks, from the Amber Valley area, said: “While it is only a small minority of car enthusiasts who act in a dangerous manner – they tarnish the reputation of all those who behave properly, and any driver who are found to be acting unlawfully will be dealt with robustly.”