Have your say on anti-social driving proposal

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Eastbourne Borough Council is seeking people’s views on a proposal for a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle anti-social driving.

Residents and police have identified parts of the town where anti-social driving is a problem including the seafront, Seaside area, stretches of East Dean Road and Lottbridge Drove.

A council PSPO covering these areas would prohibit dangerous and aggressive driving, speeding, manoeuvres, racing and excess noise from vehicles, and fixed penalty notices of up to £100 or fines up to £1,000 could result for any driver failing to comply. The order would make it easier for Sussex Police to enforce against anti-social driving including giving on-the-spot fines for non-compliance.

Councillor Rebecca Whippy, Cabinet Member for Disabilities and Community Safety, said: “We already have PSPOs in place setting out controls on dogs and the consumption of alcohol in the town centre and these are effective. 

"We are now following the lead of other local authorities that have PSPOs in place to help control aspects of anti-social driving, as this nuisance behaviour from inconsiderate car owners can make residents' lives a misery.

"I would urge all residents to give their feedback so that we can tackle this problem together.”

As anti-social driving is most prevalent in the summer, the order would be in place annually between April 1 and October 31. 

The consultation will remain open until 5pm on Monday, 25 April 2022. 

To complete the survey, visit lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/drivingPSPO