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Police clamp down on reckless driving

BOY racers are being driven off Solihull’s streets thanks to a police campaign targeting irresponsible motorists.

BOY racers are being driven off Solihull’s streets thanks to a police campaign targeting irresponsible motorists.

The crackdown was launched with a late-night operation in which traffic and neighbourhood officers descended on Shirley to net reckless drivers or ‘Car Cruisers’.

Five vehicles were seized during the clampdown, while several warnings were issued for inconsiderate driving and excessive window tinting. One man was reported for dangerous driving and another was arrested for possessing an offensive weapon.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Ann Strachan said the operation was an overwhelming success.

She added: “A large number of vehicles were stopped and it was made very clear we are actively addressing this problem. Our main priority is to get the message to motorists that anti-social driving will not be tolerated.

“After the success of this operation, we will ensure further operations are carried out in the near future.’’

Anyone caught driving in an anti-social manner twice within a 12-month period can have their vehicles seized by police.

Of the five vehicles seized during the operation, two were uninsured, one wasn’t taxed, and two were being driven by someone holding only a provisional licence.

 

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