to 2003 News Archive
ON STREET RACERS
RACERS are to be targeted in a police crackdown throughout
police have admitted it is only a matter of time before
killed in the area by the "irresponsible drivers".
the Galloway force are to tackle the growing concern before
scenario becomes a reality. A special initiative will run
in the area this
month in which police speed checks will be stepped up.
offenders will be prioritised by courts and face large
losing their licences and vehicles and even being jailed
in extreme cases.
comes amid growing concern in Newton Stewart where locals
lives are being put at risk by the "ignorant youngsters".
And those sentiments are echoed in Stranraer where
the town centre circuit
takes in the waterfront, Queen Street and Charlotte
Street in particular.
can regularly be found tearing up those streets until early
morning at speeds well in excess of the 30 miles
per hour limit say locals. Not
only is that a dangerous situation, but the noise also
awake at night.
Jim Loy of the Mobile Support Group said the initiative
the back of an increase in complaints.
tried other measures and have issued warnings in the past
but this has
proved ineffective" explained Sgt Loy.
are now forced to take a more drastic approach and use
to tackle the problem - it is only a matter of time before