Warnings for irresponsible drivers at Beckton car meet

Some of the drivers speed through

Some of the drivers speed through - Credit: Archant

Nine car enthusiasts who showed off their modified cars at a late night gathering in Beckton have received warnings for irresponsible driving.

Most of those attending the meets, including the 300 car owners who gathered in Claps Gate Lane retail park at the weekend, stick to the rules of the road when heading to and from the gatherings.

Some, however, race up and down the roads, revving their engines loudly and performing wheel spins in car parks, disturbing those living in the houses nearby.

Police and council enforcement officers have been working together to clamp down on the irresponsible drivers, with nine warnings issued to those who were acting irresponsibly during the latest meet on Saturday.

It means that if the drivers commit any more anti-social behaviour while in the vehicle, or if anyone else is seen to be driving it dangerously, it can be seized by police officers.

Two more drivers had their cars taken away after they were found to be uninsured.

Cllr Unmesh Desai, cabinet member for crime and anti-social behaviour, said: “We are aware that there are car enthusiasts who like to gather to display their modified cars, but unfortunately there is often anti-social behaviour associated with these events carried out by a minority of individuals.

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“Let this be a warning to drivers of modified cars; we are aware of these events in our borough and we will be back to crack down on any anti-social behaviour and seize cars that are being driven recklessly, illegally or without insurance.”

Have you been affected by the nuisance motorists or have you taken part in the meetings?

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