A dangerous car cruiser has become Milton Keynes’ first offender to appear before court and has been fined almost £700.
The un-named driver failed to pay the £100 Fixed Penalty Notice, issued at the time of the offence by Thames Valley Police on behalf of MK Council and was ordered to appear before court.
Working alongside Thames Valley Police, MK Council introduced a Public Space Protection Order to ban antisocial car cruising in 2020. TVP have powers to issue fines of up to £1,000 on the spot and have fined 31 people so far.
Most drivers caught taking part in anti-social car cruising behaviours in MK, which includes excessive noise and driving at dangerous speeds, were not residents of Milton Keynes – but from neighbouring areas, including Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, as well as from further afield – Oxfordshire, Leicestershire and Kent.
Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Cllr Lauren Townsend said: “I hope this case sends out a strong message that anti-social behaviour associated with car cruising will not be tolerated in MK. It’s dangerous and can have fatal consequences – we won’t allow you to abuse our roads and put our residents’ safety at risk.”