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Arrests made and vehicles seized following car cruise events in Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes City Council and Thames Valley Police continue to take a strong stance against those using car cruising events as an excuse to drive dangerously.

Since the start of April this year, police officers and PCSOs have seized eight vehicles, made four arrests and issued more than 25 tickets for offences including not wearing a seatbelt, not displaying correct registration plates and illegal tinting of windows,.

They have also issued 20 tickets for driving in an anti-social manner. These tickets can only be issued once to an individual or to a vehicle and if offending continues, the vehicle can then be seized.

“We have worked closely with Thames Valley Police to ensure strong action is taken against car cruisers. This will send out a stern warning that reckless behaviour on our roads will not be tolerated. The installation of the CCTV camera means that people caught performing stunts and driving at excessive speeds will face action even if they are not spoken to by the police on the night.” - Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Cllr Lauren Townsend

“We are aware of the concern and impact the dangerous and anti-social nature of some at these events are having on local residents and businesses. We know that not all attendees are joining to act in a dangerous or anti-social way and are purely car enthusiasts so we have been working hard to balance these in our approach. Together with the force’s roads policing unit, we have provided extra patrols when these events are taking place. We are also working with Milton Keynes City Council who have provided a dedicated CCTV camera which allows us to make contact with individuals after the event has ended to speak with them about their behaviour and manner of driving with enforcement action if necessary. This isn’t the end for us and our activity will continue over the coming weeks and months to intercept those who choose to visit our city to drive dangerously.” - Inspector Lee Brace of the Milton Keynes neighbourhood team


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