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    Councillors call on police chief to take action on car cruisers that speed ‘recklessly’ throughout Milton Keynes

    The Progressive Alliance is urging The Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley to take 'swift action' on car cruisers that are seen, and heard, speeding ‘dangerously and recklessly’ throughout MK.

    Councillors are urging the police and crime commissioner for Thames Valley Police to take action on car cruisers which they say often have modified cars with loud detuned exhausts and are known to travel to and from car meets in the city centre. 

    The council says it has been working with the police force to limit anti-social behaviour at car meets.

    A Car Cruising Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) is in force in the borough of Milton Keynes meaning that people involved can be fined by police.

    The Council and TVP joint-funded a camera aimed at combatting speeding vehicles. However, residents are also concerned about the deafening late-night sounds of de-tuned exhausts, so the Progressive Alliance are calling for more police officers to be allocated to speeding hotspots to tackle the problem.

    The Deputy Leader of the Council, who also sits on the Police and Crime Panel, will be writing to the TVP police chief calling for more resources to ensure this can happen.

    Lib Dem Councillor Robin Bradburn, Deputy Leader of MK Council, said: “These illegal street races are keeping families up at night, and residents fear for their safety when cars overtake them at ridiculously high speeds. It isn’t fair for local families to experience this, and the Progressive Alliance shares residents’ frustration.

    “I hope that the Police and Crime Commissioner will join me in believing that the issue of speeding should be treated as part of the policing of the car cruise events. We need more police on the streets to tackle the problem, and firm action should be taken immediately.”

    Earlier this month, in an update from our previous crime week, MKFM spoke to key figures in Milton Keynes about crime. You can listen back to our interviews here.

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