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The warning after driver caught drifting on roundabout

The warning after driver caught drifting on roundabout

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 5:11pm 23rd February 2018. (Updated at 7:54am 24th February 2018)

Police have issued a warning amid a rise in complaints about dangerous driving in Camborne and Redruth.

Officers say a recent court case, involving a man caught drifting on a roundabout, should be a lesson.

They spotted him spinning his car in Redruth and he was handed a nine month driving ban as well as a fine.

Police have also confirmed the man will be forced to do an extended retest, warning against "using the roads as a race track".

Posting on Facebook, Camborne, Pool and Redruth Police said: "Recently we have received an increase in complaints of dangerous driving in various locations around Camborne and Redruth.

"Let the below be a warning to those who think that it is just a bit of fun to drive dangerously and show off to their friends.

"Using the public roads and car parks as a race track will not be tolerated.

"On the 12th November 2017 officers witnessed a BMW 318 drifting around a roundabout in Redruth.

"A a 22-year-old male from Illogan appeared at Truro Crown Court after being summons for dangerous driving.

"The crown accepted a plea for careless driving and the driver was sentenced to nine months disqualification with an extended retest at the end, along with a fine and costs".

However, after posting the warning to social media, it was met with a mixed reaction.

Amanda Jane Williams said: "People who drive dangerously and show of in front of there friends don't really see how really dangers it is or how stupid it is they anti just putting there self in danger it's another people who drive has well your risk your own life and other people.

"If they get caught doing things like that they should be not allowed to drive anymore".

But others have suggested that there should be a special place for drivers to go if they want to practice drifting in a 'safe' space.

Simon Vaczy said: "Not saying that they are right to skid on open roads, but if you open a place that people can take their drift cars that will be awesome.

"Drifting is fastest growing motorsport and Cornwall doing nothing to support it. Perran drift is once every three months. Honestly, that is not enough."

David Bell added: "Maybe if there was somewhere for like minded individuals to go drift and skid about then they wouldnt resort to doing it in the early hours.

"Motorsport in Cornwall is very limited thanks to people who'd love to call themselves "local" moving next door to say an airfield and complaining when a motor club hold a sprint there a few weekends of the year and get it shut down.

"We have no tracks in Cornwall - how about opening Davidstow airfield up for hoonigans".

Should Cornwall have a 'place to drift'? Let us know what you think by posting your comments on the form below.

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