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Police clampdown on noisy cars

09:26 14 February 2013

A warning notice which police will be issuing to drivers of noisy cars in Seaton

A warning notice which police will be issuing to drivers of noisy cars in Seaton

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Officers at Seaton get new high-tech equipment to combat illegal exhausts

POLICE at Seaton have been given a new weapon in their fight to combat noisy cars.

Officers are using sophisticated sound level equipment to identify vehicles with excessively loud exhausts.

Members of the Neighbourhood Beat team have received training on the specialist audio analysers, which measure output, and can be used to provide evidence towards court cases.

They say use of the device will help them deal effectively with noise pollution from vehicles in known problem areas such as the Underfleet Car Park, Harbour Road, Tesco car park and other locations in the Axe Valley.

Officers will not hesitate to warn, fine and prosecute anti-social drivers where appropriate, they say.

Anti-social driving has been the number one ‘Have Your Say’ priority in Seaton for the last two years and has been a cause of frustration within the community.

Now PC Daz Norton and PCSO Chris Bolsover are keen for local drivers to be aware of the consequences of their anti-social behaviour and to consider the impact that their actions have on residents.

“Vehicle noise levels should not exceed 82 decibels and those driving offending vehicles could be fined or prosecuted,” the said.

“When we receive complaints about anti-social driving we will use these devices whenever possible. We also intend to use them as part of our local operations and events. In the meantime, if any local drivers are concerned about the noise levels of their exhausts they contact Seaton Police at

seaton@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

Leaflets detailing the new anti-noise campaign are also being distributed throughout the town.

Meanwhile the latest figures show 14reported crimes in Seaton during January, compared to 28 for the same month last year. It means an average figure of 23 for January over the last 10 years.

The latest incidents included three thefts - including one unlawful taking of a motor vehicle – four criminal damage and three of assaults.

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