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Nuisance off-road drivers targeted in Darlington

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Nuisance off-road drivers targeted in Darlington

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Saturday, 9 April 2022

Durham Constabulary

A successful scheme to combat nuisance off-road drivers has been extended to Darlington.

From this week, anyone seen riding an off-road bike, quad or 4x4 in the West End and Redhall areas of the town will have their vehicle seized straightaway.

The scheme, brought in under Durham Constabulary’s Operation Endurance, aims to crackdown on nuisance riders and motorists and has already seen successes in the Peterlee Neighbourhood Policing area.

Section 59 warning signs have been erected selected areas to notify potential offenders of the new powers and combat the antisocial behaviour which is often linked to them.

The force is also working with its partners including Darlington Borough Council to raise awareness of the scheme and encourage residents to report any incidents as they happen to help identify those responsible.

The notices also cover e-scooters which are currently illegal to use anywhere other than private land.

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