Dorset police issue warning to motorists involved in unauthorised ‘car meets’

Dorset Police

Officers are warning the public about dangerous driving following recent unauthorised ‘car meets’ in Poole.


Dorset Police is aware of a large gathering of cars and people in the Oakdale area on the evening of Friday 3 July and Friday 10 July.


It was reported that some of the vehicles were driving dangerously and at excessive speeds, with a large number of people stood by the side of the road watching them.


Officers from the traffic unit, No Excuse and the local neighbourhood policing team will be monitoring the area in the evenings to ensure the safety of the public and keep disruption to a minimum.


Inspector Joe Pardey, of the traffic unit, said:


“We would discourage anyone from attending these events. However, if you are going you will be asked to abide by the laws of the road and be respectful of local businesses and residents.


“Events of this nature can cause serious injury to participants and bystanders and we are committed to ensuring the safety of our roads and everyone involved.


“People watching these events also need to be reminded that we are still in a public health crisis and large gatherings are prohibited to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.”


Dorset Police is urging anyone who has video footage of people driving recklessly at one of these events to report it via Operation Snap –

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