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Anti-social driving

Reports have been received about continued anti-social driving around the Yeovil area. This includes driving at speed and drifting around roundabouts.

Please report any sightings via 101 at the time so we can direct any available units to the area. A number plate would also be very helpful.


  • Wednesday 22nd July, 2020

    Continued ASB activity regarding vehicles

    It has been reported to us that vehicles are using the Bluebell roundabout for wheel spins and drifting, as a result the Beat Team are working together with the road traffic unit in order to tackle this issue. We encourage residents to call us and provide as much information as possible in order for us to target those involved.

  • Monday 25th May, 2020

    This is a national issue, and in consultation with our partner agencies, we will continue to monitor anti-social driving and speeding vehicles.

    The speed enforcement unit is still operational, and they will be actively targeting speeders. Your Beat Team will be out and about whilst on patrol monitoring known problem areas.

    Due to the current social distancing measures brought in to tackle the COVID -19 pandemic, community speed watch efforts have had to be suspended. We hope, however to resume community speed watches once social distancing measures have been relaxed.

  • Tuesday 4th February, 2020

    Yeovil Police are taking a stance against anti-social driving. They are issuing Section 59 notices, to those found driving without due care and attention or reasonable consideration for other road users.

    These notices stay with the driver for a 12 month period, and if breached within that time, then whatever car the person who has been issued the notice to is driving can be seized and crushed.

  • Tuesday 4th February, 2020

    Notices have already been issued to a number of drivers, and they are now fully aware of the consequences should they continue to drive in the same manner.

  • Thursday 9th January, 2020

    We have been carrying out patrols across the reported areas. Neighbourhood Policing Team officers and response officers have been dealing with any sighted offences and several cars have been seized for no insurance. We will continue to target and deal as a priority.

    For awareness it is an offence to drive in an anti-social manner. This includes revving engines, sounding the horn, wheel spinning and drifting to name a few. If caught it could result in your vehicle being seized and crushed under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act

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