Car seized as Tunbridge Wells officers tackle dangerous driving
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A car has been seized in Tunbridge Wells as part of a campaign to prevent antisocial and hazardous driving.
This latest action follows concerns raised by residents and businesses about the risks posed by inconsiderate and reckless car owners meeting in the North Farm and Knights Park areas.
Officers have been investigating recent complaints and on Thursday 13 February 2020, a local man received a traffic offence report in connection with careless driving two days earlier. The officers also seized his car.
Inspector David Higham said:
‘We don’t have a problem with young people meeting and socialising in Tunbridge Wells, but draw the line when this involves driving in a manner that causes dangers to others.
‘Some of this antisocial behaviour has been happening in busy public areas and officers from the local Community Policing Team will not hesitate to take action when this comes to our attention.
‘These drivers need to consider whether the loss of their car, a police prosecution and the potential impact on insurance premiums is worth it.
‘I would urge members of the public to continue to report these incidents by calling 101 so that we can understand the issues and deploy our patrols effectively.’