Po­lice tar­get boy rac­ers

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Po­lice are crack­ing down on boy rac­ers who are thun­der­ing around res­i­den­tial parts of a Mo­ray town in their cars.

Keith res­i­dents have wel­comed re­newed ef­forts to tar­get an­ti­so­cial mo­torists who are mak­ing peo­ples’ lives a mis­ery with their noisy driv­ing.

Po­lice car­ried out pa­trols in the town over the week­end, in re­sponse to pleas that the com­mu­nity coun­cil made on be­half of lo­cals. Yes­ter­day the force re­vealed that four peo­ple were “ed­u­cated in re­la­tion to speed”, while oth­ers were charged with care­less driv­ing and for driv­ing with­out in­sur­ance.

Sergeant Krys­tle Ross said: “We’re aware of com­mu­nity con­cerns

“It sounds like the po­lice have had some pos­i­tivere­sults”

around driver be­hav­iour in the Keith area and ar­ranged for these days of ac­tion.

“Road safety is a pri­or­ity for us and we will con­tinue to tar­get those who choose to drive ir­re­spon­si­bly.”

It is un­der­stood that young mo­torists re­fer to an area around Fife Keith as “the cir­cuit”, and pen­sion­ers liv­ing on Re­gent Street have pre­vi­ously com­plained about suf­fer­ing “years of dis­turbed nights” be­cause of driv­ers ex­ceed­ing the speed limit.

One woman said that the youths rou­tinely “race” along the route to Keith Square while “revving their en­gines all the way”.

Last night, Keith Com­mu­nity Coun­cil’s Sandy Dick­son said he hoped the po­lice op­er­a­tion would send a mes­sage to those mo­torists.

Mr Dick­son added: “It sounds like the po­lice have got some pos­i­tive re­sults, and if it is kept up I think that will con­tinue.”

Any­one with con­cerns about driv­ing in Keith should con­tact the po­lice on 101.

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