Public asked to play their part in antisocial driving crackdown

Crackdown on antisocial driving in Buckie and Keith town centres

Police are asking the Moray public to play their part in a crackdown on motorists who are making local roads noisy and dangerous for other users, residents and pedestrians.

Residents in Buckie and Keith are urged to report antisocial driving in their communities as part of a “fair warning” scheme that seeks to target repeat offenders.

“We have been receiving complaints from residents about drivers in Buckie and Keith town centres and, with some cars having modified exhausts, the noise can cause great distress to locals,” police inspector Alan Armit said.

He added: “We are aware that drivers often moderate their driving when they see a marked police vehicle but will then revert to antisocial driving once police leave.”

Inspector Armit said that under the fair warning scheme police are keeping a record of cars reported by members of the public, and so are asking that such reports are as detailed as possible.

The Inspector said: “Following residents phoning in with details a letter will be sent to the owner of the vehicle advising them that a report of antisocial driving has been received. The letter will detail the consequences of such driving and inform them that they risk being reported to the procurator fiscal and potentially having their vehicle seized.

“When officers next stop a vehicle for excessive noise or similar they can check whether the driver has already been warned.”

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