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South Gloucestershire Council - Car cruise activity Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

South Gloucestershire Council is proposing to make an area-wide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).


They have said:


'The PSPO is being proposed due to growing concerns regarding "car cruising" activity throughout the South Gloucestershire Council area. Car cruising entails a congregation of drivers and their passengers, together with spectators, who gather or meet in car parks and other public places, to which the public has access, in order to race, perform stunts or show off their vehicles.


Car cruises often result in reports of anti-social behaviour from residents and local businesses who are affected as well as impacting on other road users. In addition, these often spontaneous events place a significant demand on Policing resources, local private security staff and in some cases Council resources.


Some of the anti-social behaviours attached to car cruising include the following:

Causing a danger or risk of injury to other road users, including pedestrians, by speeding or racing; Causing damage or risk of damage to property; Speeding or racing on the public highway; Performing stunts, including but not limited to, doughnuts, manoeuvre drifting, skidding, handbreak turns, or wheel spinning; Sounding horns or the playing of loud music so as to cause a nuisance; Revving of engines so as to cause a nuisance; Causing obstruction on a public highway or publicly accessible land.


To give your views on the proposed PSPO, click here to take part in our online survey.

For any queries, please contact us via email at Consultation@southglos.gov.uk'



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