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An injunction to ban car cruising in Stevenage has been granted for a further five years, coming into force on Monday 6 February.

Stevenage Borough Council and Herts Police attended Luton County Court on Wednesday (1 February) after an application to continue to stop car cruising and the associate nuisance in the borough.

The injunction – which has a power of arrest attached – was granted for a period of five years, until 2028.

The following activities are subject to restrictions in the district of Stevenage:

  1. Drive at excessive speed, or otherwise dangerously
  2. Driving in convoy
  3. Racing against other motor vehicles
  4. Performing stunts in or on motor vehicles
  5. Sounding horns or playing radios
  6. Dropping litter
  7. Supplying or using illegal drugs
  8. Urinating in public
  9. Shouting or abusing, threatening, or otherwise intimidating another person
  10. Obstruction of any other road user

Leader of the Council, Councillor Richard Henry, said:

“We’re pleased that the injunction to ban car cruising will be granted for a further five years, protecting our residents from this dangerous and highly disruptive behaviour. We have worked with our partner organisations including Stevenage Police to make this happen and we thank them for their support.

“The court’s decision means that the problem can continue to be controlled over the long-term, and that participating, organising and promoting car cruising will continue to be prohibited in Stevenage going forward.”

Chief Inspector for Stevenage Graeme Walsingham added:

“We have been working in partnership with Stevenage Borough Council to make sure we do not see a repeat of the horrific collision that occurred after that cruise event in 2019.

“As a result of the injunction extension, we continue to have powers to prevent the kind of activity that caused the incident, and we will take swift action against those that ignore this legislation. My officers will continue to patrol hot spot locations and deal robustly with those people who flout these new rules.”

For more information, please visit our web page about the car cruising injunction.


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