Police are cracking down on antisocial motorists and have issued several warnings to nuisance drivers.

Six people in Dover and Deal were warned that they risk having their cars seized if they continue to drive in an antisocial manner.

Police have been made aware of anti-social incidents at the Sandwich Ring Road. Image: Google

It comes after local concerns about harmful behavior involving cars.

As a result, officers from the Dover Community Police Team (CPT) carried out a number of patrols in the district on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 September.

They drove to a supermarket parking lot in Whitfield on Friday and spoke to a number of vehicle owners who were using the area for auto encounters.

A vehicle was seen by officers swerving on the road and wheels spinning at the traffic lights, resulting in a driver’s report for reckless driving and a section 59 warning. also received a Section 59 warning for his conduct.

Under section 59 of the Police Reform Act, if a vehicle is used recklessly, recklessly, or driven off-road and likely to cause distress, the driver or motorcyclist may receive a warning. If the person continues to commit an offense within 12 months, officers can seize their vehicle.

“Engine revving, wheel spinning and racing other vehicles have been reported …”

On Saturday, four more notices were sent to drivers following investigations into harmful driving on the August public holiday around the Sandwich bypass and Betteshanger Road.

It follows reports that the driver was driving without caution and attention while his passenger was not wearing a seat belt.

Two drivers were also reported to have obstructed the freeway by parking on the other side of the entrance to the roundabout so others could drift around it.

Police said work continued with partner agencies and local car enthusiast groups to identify other suspected offenders so they can be contacted by police.

Dover CPT Sergeant Simon Drew added: “We understand how damaging it can be for a community if cars are regularly driven irresponsibly late at night.

Motorists have been warned of the engine revving, wheel spinning and blocking roundabouts.  Image: Stock
Motorists have been warned of the engine revving, wheel spinning and blocking roundabouts. Image: Stock

“Engine revving, wheel spinning and racing other vehicles have been reported in recent weeks and we will take action against those responsible if they do so repeatedly. Anyone who drives a vehicle has the responsibility for keeping roads safe and playing their role in promoting responsible driving.

“We have issued a number of warnings to drivers and if it turns out that they are continuing their behavior, their vehicle will be seized.

“Our patrols will continue throughout the district, but if residents are aware of any ongoing incidents, they are asked to report it to Kent Police on 101, or through our website, or call 999 if a crime is in progress. “

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