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November 3, 2017

Poor Driving

Police target poor driving in the Pevensey Bay Road area of Eastbourne

Following a number of complaints from local people about speeding and anti-social driving in the Pevensey Bay Road area of Eastbourne the East Sussex roads policing department took targeted action on Thursday (25 February).Six drivers were stopped and reported for exceeding the speed limit and will now be fined and either receive points on their licences or be required to attend driver awareness courses.Officers seized one vehicle for not having insurance and another vehicle was impounded following a second warning for anti-social behaviour. In addition to fines, both motorists will have to pay the costs of recovering their vehicles.Residents had complained that vehicles were being driven far too fast and that some drivers, described to police as "boy racers", had been making inappropriate use of their cars in and around The Crumbles car park.PC Ed Faulkner, of the Eastbourne neighbourhood policing team, said: "We take all complaints from residents seriously and we also take road safety seriously."The operation last Thursday underlines our focus on these issues and demonstrates that robust action will be taken whenever necessary."Our roads are not race tracks, and it is the responsibility of all road users, be they drivers, cyclists, pedestrians or equestrians, to behave in a safe and considerate manner when using them."PC Faulkner said checks to target those who endanger others would continue, using both marked and unmarked police vehicles, and offenders could expect to be firmly dealt with.

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