YOUNG drivers have been warned that they risk having their cars seized if they are caught participating in anti-social behaviour as police crack down on ‘boy and girl racers.’
The warning comes after a dramatic increase in reports of drivers disturbing residents and visitors with loud screeching, exhausts banging, and speeding up and down the streets long into the early hours of the morning.
Signs have been erected in the Quay Lane car park warning people to be ‘quiet’, but despite this, residents were once again disturbed by anti-social drivers on Monday night as they ignored the warnings.
One resident who wished not be named said he is fed up with this anti-social behaviour which has become a regular occurrence.
“They said there was going to be a crack down, but I was up half the night on Monday night listening to their tyres squealing around the town. It used to be that you’d hear them at the weekends, but now it is every night of the week. It’s about time, instead of words that the police actually did something about them.”
It has also been reported that the offenders have also been parking up in the car parks and intimidating other carpark users.
One public notice in Quay Lane car park warns, “Vehicular Anti-social Behaviour in this area – Offending vehicles may be subject to seizure,” and police in Enniskillen say that they are aware of the negative impact vehicular anti-social behaviour is having on the quality of life of residents in the areas close to Quay Lane.
PSNI Inspector Rory Hoy said “Our message to the ‘boy and girl racers’, as they are called locally, please understand that losing your license is a distinct possibility, and you could face having your car seized.”
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Posted: 9:24 am August 11, 2018