We are receiving reports from the public in both rural and residential areas about anti social driving. The area’s include Sutton Bingham, Odcombe village, Stourton Way, some of our industrial estates and arterial routes. There is an increasing habit of driving in a manner that is alarming to other road users, disturbing to local people living and working nearby. If you hear or witness this kind of driving please report via 101 so we can send available units to deal with any offences and also give us the opportunity to engage with and educate the drivers.
Wednesday 5th January, 2022
We are still receiving complaints about Anti-Social Driving across the Yeovil area.
We are conducting regular patrols and will deal robustly with any driving deemed to be dangerous or anti-social.
If you witness any such driving please report to us on 101/999
Dash cam footage or vehicle registrations are always useful and can help with our enquiries and also identify any related traffic offences.
Monday 6th December, 2021
Due to recent reports of anti-social driving on the Dorchester Road, we encourage you to report any registration numbers involved in anti-social driving, so we can deal with this in a robust manner.
We are doing routine patrols around hotspot areas.
Sunday 3rd October, 2021
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October brought a traffic operation place in and around Yeovil. Neighbourhood officers, PCSOs and Traffic special constables were out in various areas including St Michaels Avenue, Milford Dip and Barwick and Stoford, Lyde Road, Stiby Road, Lysander Road, West Coker Road.
Numerous stops were made, including one which resulted in an arrest for driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs.
Wednesday 22nd September, 2021
Discussions are in place to bring officers with Traffic expertise, exhaust sound monitors, ultralyte speed detectors etc to tackle the growing concern of the antisocial manner of driving, both in regard to the noise from exhausts etc. To tackle the on going issue that these drivers are causing local residents not to be able to feel harassed by the noise and not wanting to go out and use the roads themselves.