Crackdown on car cruisers at Ashfield M1 junction

A police crackdown on car cruising in Ashfield has been operating for the last three weeks, resulting in ‘next to nil’ boy racers.

Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 3:23 pm
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 11:04 am

Operation Farad has been clamping down on dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour at Junction 27 for the last three weeks.

This operation polices Ashfield District Council’s Public Spaces Prevention Order (PSPO) which addresses anti-social behaviour and dangerous driving.

It was implemented following widespread public concern at the way the roads were being abused in the area.

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Over the last three weeks officers have engaged with attendees and issued a number of warnings regarding the PSPO.

Those who have received them will go onto be issued Fixed Penalty Notices should they return for the purpose of ‘cruising’.

A spokesman for the force said: “ I would like to stress that Nottinghamshire Police’s priorities here are road safety and the reduction of anti-social behaviour which affects other road users, local residents and businesses.”