Police are calling on young drivers to put an end to “selfish and dangerous behaviour” including “performing donuts” on the roads around Coalisland, and think of others.
Aware of recent incidents of dangerous driving, in particular vehicles performing ‘donuts’, officers are appealing to those involved to act responsibly behind the wheel.
This is a serious matter. We see too many deaths on the roads and would like the community to report these incidents to us - PSNI
Such types of behaviour they said causes a negative impact on the local community and although those who engage in these activities may regard them ‘fun’, this view is not shared by those who have to endure it.
PC Crawford Doyle said: “This is a serious matter. We see too many deaths on the roads [and] would like the community to report these incidents to us.
“This type of dangerous driving may result in serious injury or worse.
“Your tyres may become worn more quickly, affecting your car’s ability to stop in an emergency [and] there is a chance that you, your passengers or innocent road users could be seriously injured, or even killed.”
The PSNI said it is currently working to address this problem but would urge anyone who knows of dangerous driving in their area to note down the registration details of the offending vehicles and contact police immediately.
It is important to point out, a spokesperson added, that drivers should expect to receive a fine or worse, prosecution through the courts, should they be detected engaging in careless or dangerous driving or modifying their vehicle illegally.