‘Put boy racers in the dock’

Pensioner says penalty notice is not enough to deter anti-social driving.

Let boy racers learn some manners in court.

That’s the view of a Colyton pensioner, who found this week’s front page story an all too familiar tale.

The woman, who asked not to be named, said: “We get a car with an illegal exhaust coming through Colyton quite frequently.

“You can hear the car travel through the town, turn around and roar back again.

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“If the driver can afford to hurtle around the countryside burning up fuel like that, they can afford to learn some manners in court.”

The pensioner doesn’t think a fixed penalty notice is a tough enough punishment.

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“At the moment, these drivers are laughing all the way to the petrol station,” she said.

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