Police Reform Act used to deter bad driving

A SECTION of the Police Reform Act has been used by officers based in Honiton to tackle careless and anti-social driving.

A SECTION of the Police Reform Act has been used by officers based in Honiton to tackle careless and anti-social driving.

A local man was issued with a warning under Section 59 of the Act on Monday following complaints about his standard of driving.

The man, whose details have now been entered into the National Police Computer, is now required to drive in a suitable manner for the next 12 months - or face having his vehicle seized.

Sergeant Martin Burrow said: "This is an extremely useful tool for us to use when combating both the anti-social elements of some people's driving, such as noise, along with the more dangerous aspects, such as speeding.


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