MORAY’S MSP has welcomed the announcement that action has been taken to tackle dangerous and anti-social driving in Moray.
Richard Lochhead says he has raised the issue with senior officers on a number of occasions, writing to the Chief Inspector as recently as last week on the issues caused in Elgin.
Residents have highlighted concerns about drivers doing ‘the circuit’ around Elgin town centre and the nuisance caused by revving engines, backfiring exhausts and general late-night disturbances.
Welcoming the local police operation, Richard Lochhead said: "It is clear from the contact I’ve had from constituents that anti-social driving is making life a misery for residents, particularly those living in the centre of Elgin.
"Having written to the head of the Police in Moray to raise this problem, as well as raising it at our most recent meeting, I’m pleased that local officers have been taking action to clamp down on this kind of anti-social behaviour.
"The level of disturbance caused to residents living in the vicinity of the Elgin ‘circuit’ is significant and I’ve had numerous reports of people being deprived of peace in their homes and being kept awake at night.
"I’ve said in the past that I’m keen for the police to take action to tackle this behaviour and it is good news that their recent operations have been successful.
"I’d encourage residents to continue reporting incidents of anti-social driving to local police officers so they can continue to take action."