Young drivers doing ‘donuts’ urged to act responsibly by police

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Police are appealing to young drivers to act responsibly when in control of a car after they were made aware of incidents of dangerous driving, in particular vehicles performing ‘donuts’, in the Kilkeel area.

Police said they are aware of the negative impact that this type of activity can have the local community.



Those who engage in these activities may regard them as ‘fun’, but this is not shared by the people who have to endure this type of selfish behaviour, police said.

A Spokesperson said, “Driving on the public road brings with it certain responsibilities: to the drivers and passengers; to their families and friends; and to the community as a whole.

“These responsibilities should not be taken lightly. It is important to point out that drivers should expect to receive a fine or worse, prosecution through the courts, should they be detected engaging in careless or dangerous driving or modifying their vehicle illegally.



“Police are currently working to address the problem but would urge anyone who knows of dangerous driving in their area to note down the registration details of the offending vehicles and contact police immediately.”

Sergeant Paul Connolly said, “This is a serious matter. This type of dangerous driving may result in serious injury or worse.

“Your tyres may become worn more quickly, affecting your car’s ability to stop in an emergency. There is a chance that you, your passengers or innocent road users could be seriously injured, or even killed.



He added, “We see too many deaths on the roads in Northern Ireland. We would like the community to report these incidents to us. Note down any details and phone Police on the 101 number.”



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