A motorist who appeared to be racing a marked police car was among the nuisance drivers targeted by officers at the weekend.

The man reached speeds of 56mph in a 30mph zone and also went through a red light whilst driving a Ford Focus in the area of Crayford High Street, shortly before 3am on Saturday 6 April 2024. He was stopped and received a Traffic Offence Report for driving without due care and attention.

Also on Saturday 6 April, at around 2.15am, officers in an unmarked car spotted a heavily modified Ford Fiesta attempting to race another vehicle on the A20 near Sidcup. Kent Police has been clamping down on antisocial motorists across the county, sending extra patrols to disrupt nuisance car meets and taking enforcement action against those involved in such activities.

The driver was stopped and issued with a Section 59 warning, meaning his vehicle will be seized if he is caught driving in an antisocial manner again within 12 months. He was also issued with a Traffic Offence Report for having an illegal exhaust.

Body-worn video footage relating to the incidents CCTV by Kent Police

Superintendent Nick Sparkes of Kent Police said:

‘Antisocial motorists can severely impact upon people’s daily lives, whether they are causing a nuisance at unauthorised gatherings or posing a risk to other road users by driving in an irresponsible or dangerous manner.

‘We act quickly to disrupt any events that have a negative effect on local communities, and do not hesitate to take action against those who drive their vehicles in an irresponsible manner and put other members of the public in harm’s way.’

By Ed

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