Stop these racers

PUBLISHED: 07:00 26 July 2013

We read with interest the article about the new-look interpretation area on Orcombe Point and the refusal for the licence for the snack bar to be reissued (“No return for Orcombe café”, Journal, July 18).

Queens Drive is now let down each day from late afternoon until after dark by the constant exhaust noise from the cars driven up and down to Orcombe Point by boy- and now girl-racers at inappropriate speeds when possible.

The police have the power to order any vehicle with a non-compliant exhaust to rectify it under section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002 and have the power of seizure if the instruction is not complied with.

We also wonder if these vehicles are covered by insurance, as any modification has to be declared to validate the insurance cover.

The constant noise is not acceptable to the residents nearby, who each evening are unable to relax in their own gardens because of this antisocial behaviour.

The noise is audible up to a mile away and gets worse as the evening progresses and the speeds increase.

Why in Exmouth do we accept this invasion of cruising cars and motorbikes each evening? We must be known as a soft target to break the noise and speed limits.

We are sure other resorts would not tolerate this. Weston-super-Mare has 20mph speed restrictions along the seafront – this would help Exmouth deter excessive speed.

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