Police target speeding motorists in Eastbourne after complaints from residents

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Speeding drivers have been stopped and fined after police targeted Pevensey Bay Road following complaints from residents.

Six drivers were stopped for speeding on Thursday, February 25.

All six drivers will now be fined and either receive points on their licences or be required to attend a driver awareness course.

Officers seized one vehicle for not having insurance and another vehicle was impounded following a second warning for anti-social behaviour.

Both motorists will have to pay the costs of recovering their vehicles.

The area was targeted by police after residents reported speeding and anti-social driving on the road. They also reported how some drivers – described to police as ‘boy racers’ – had been making inappropriate use of their cars in and around The Crumbles car park.

PC Ed Faulkner, of the Eastbourne neighbourhood policing team, said, “We take all complaints from residents seriously and we also take road safety seriously.

“The operation last Thursday underlines our focus on these issues and demonstrates that robust action will be taken whenever necessary.

“Our roads are not race tracks, and it is the responsibility of all road users, be they drivers, cyclists, pedestrians or equestrians, to behave in a safe and considerate manner when using them.”

PC Faulkner said checks to target those who endanger others would continue, using both marked and unmarked police vehicles, and offenders could expect to be firmly dealt with.

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