New crackdown on anti-social driving could see offenders being hit with a £100 fine!
Motorists who play music so loud in their vehicle that it can be heard by everyone else around them could soon be issued with a £100 fine.
A new crackdown on anti-social driving in the UK means that drivers could soon be punished for playing music too loudly from their vehicle.
In Bradford, a crackdown on anti-social behaviour is underway and offenders could be issued with a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for playing music too loudly whilst driving, revving their engine too loudly, shouting obscenities or harassing people in moving vehicles.
It’s hoped by council officials that introducing these new fines will help reduce anti-social behaviour and curtail the issues being labelled as “problem driving.”
In 2018, a public consultation was carried out in Bradford of 1,260 residents and discovered that seven in 10 (70%) felt in danger on roads in the city, with one reason given being car-driver behaviour and noises radiating from the vehicles.
The crackdown in Bradford has been welcomed by Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, saying: “[This is] a move which I believe will help to tackle a number of anti-social behaviour and road safety related issues.”
And whilst the initiative has been backed by more than three quarters (76%) of all residents and approved by Bradford Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee, there has been questions asked as to how this kind of law will be enforced.
Police officers cannot pull a motorist over for playing music too loudly but they can penalise a driver if they think it’s causing them to be distracted whilst driving.
If caught for ‘distracted driving’, you could be issued with a hefty fine and penalty points.
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