ROGUE YOUNG DRIVERS are making life a misery for residents in the middle of Elgin – and have prompted a call for action by a local MSP.
Richard Lochhead has written to Police Scotland’s Area Commander for Moray, Chief Inspector Stewart Mackie, on behalf of residents who have complained of the disturbance being caused by anti-social driving in the town.
The MSP had received troubling first-hand stories of issues troubling local people during the recent Scottish Government elections as he visited homes around the town.
He learned more in detail from constituents attending local surgeries, with many explaining that they are unable to open their windows at night – and require earplugs to reduce the noise levels.
“Young drivers in souped-up cars are making life a misery at times for residents living in the centre of Elgin,” Mr Lochhead said, adding: “I have written to the head of Police in Moray to raise this problem and highlight the level of disturbance caused to my constituents who live in the vicinity of the circuit frequented by ‘boy racers’.
“Whilst I am sure that most of the drivers involved are unaware of the problems they cause for local residents, it is certainly a problem when people are deprived of peace in their homes and a good night’s sleep.
“Residents have requested that CCTV be used as well as a Police presence and I would certainly welcome Police engagement to tackle the problem.
“I was concerned to learn that the problem has been getting worse in recent weeks and I look forward to hearing from Police Scotland about what action they will take to combat the situation.”