Police to put the brake on young racers

POLICE are ready to put the skids under young drivers who use a strip of land to race their cars. They have been monitoring the drivers who meet at night on a piece of land known locally as The Lakes in Biggleswade. And with the summer and lighter nights

POLICE are ready to put the skids under young drivers who use a strip of land to race their cars.

They have been monitoring the drivers who meet at night on a piece of land known locally as The Lakes in Biggleswade.

And with the summer and lighter nights fast approaching officers fear the number of cars could increase.

Police say some of the vehicles are driven wildly on the land and they feel there could be an accident.

And police are warning that offenders could have their vehicles confiscated and even crushed if they are found to be uninsured and untaxed.

The piece of land used by the drivers is south of the town and is to the right of the road after passing under the bypass flyover.

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"It has got to the stage where something has to be done before a serious accident happens," said Biggleswade beat manager Pc Ian Wilson.

"We have been monitoring the problem for some time and more cars are going down to The Lakes area and we have already confiscated a number of cars.

"It seems to be a regular meeting place for young drivers at night and especially the weekends but the last thing we want is an accident there with young drivers showing off their driving skills."

Among the things police will be doing is talking to drivers and telling them of the dangers of driving fast and checking documents to see whether the vehicles are taxed, insured and have MoTs.

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