Police are ready to seize the vehicles of reckless drivers

PUBLISHED: 17:37 04 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:37 04 August 2010

Furrowfields Car Park, Chatteris

Furrowfields Car Park, Chatteris

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RECKLESS drivers are being warned they face having their vehicles seized by police in Chatteris.

Officers are teaming up with Granta Housing Association to put up signs in the Furrowfields Car Park, off Furrowfields Road, sending a stark message out to anti-social motorists.

Under section 59 of the Police Reform Act, officers will warn irresponsible drivers. If caught again offenders face having their vehicles towed away.

Pc Chris Goodman, of the Chatteris Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We want to get the message out that we take anti-social behaviour on the roads very seriously.

“Officers will be patrolling the area and issuing ‘section 59s’ - this is a two-step system where the first time someone is caught they are warned about illegal driving and given words of advice. If they are caught again, we have the power to seize their car and can crush it.”

Officers will be placing posters and distributing leaflets in the town centre to publicise the order.

The move is part of a number of measures being brought in to combat anti-social behaviour in the town and is a neighbourhood panel priority.


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