New seafront signs will warn nuisance drivers
of vehicle seizures
drivers who cause alarm, distress or annoyance to the general
public along Burnham seafront risk having their vehicles seized
by police officers.
the stark warning featured on a set of new signs unveiled this
week which are to be introduced on The Esplanade and in Somerfield's
Car Park later this year.
the plans, three sets of police signs will be installed along
the seafront; six in total, measuring 60cm x 40cm.
further four signs, two in Somerfield's Car Park and one at each
end of The Esplanade measuring 75cm x 50cm, will also be put up.
high visibility warnings warn nuisance drivers: 'Abuse It And
Lose It. Careless or inconsiderate driving will not be tolerated
in this area.'
The signs also point out that 'Avon and Somerset Police have the
power under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002 to seize
vehicles being used to cause alarm, distress or annoyance.'
its meeting this week, Burnham and Highbridge Town Council's Town
Improvements Commitee backed the proposals and earmarked £1,500
towards the project.
date for the installation of the signs will be decided over the
next few weeks, once discussions with police about the colour
and exact wording are completed.