New kit to help beat boyracers

ANTI-social drivers with booming hi-fi systems and loud exhausts are being targeted by police armed with new equipment.

ANTI-social drivers with booming hi-fi systems and loud exhausts are being targeted by police armed with new equipment.

Sound measuring kits will be used with additional enforcement measures as part of operations in trouble spots, including the seafront.

Police said drivers needed to be made aware of the impact their actions have on residents.

A driver was recently fined �30 during the first sound measuring kit trial. The man's car exhaust was making more than three times the level of noise considered acceptable.


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A police spokesperson warned anti-social drivers that persistent offending would land them in court.

He said the sound kits would give accurate readings to support an officer's opinion when giving evidence.

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"Anti-social driving is consistently a cause of frustration within our communities," he said.

Peter Farmer, 63, who works in Exmouth for East Devon District Council, said: "You see boyracers with nothing to do, racing along the seafront all the time.

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