Hardly a month goes by without a news story about car cruising in some community in some part of the country. The news is usually peppered with the words misery, anti-social behaviour, noise, and dangerous. Hardly surprising when you realise that car cruising consists of people meeting up in public locations to show off their vehicles, race, do stunts, ride in convoy and a myriad of other activities which are often distressing to local residents.
Shabana Mahmood MP has written to the Minister responsible for road safety in an effort to tackle car cruising
Dear Andrew Jones MP
Local MP Shabana Mahmood MP continues her campaign to tackle car cruising by asking a series of questions of local authorities about how much they have spent on costly legal injunctions to ban car cruising in their local areas.
Car cruising is not illegal but the local authorities of Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Dudley, Solihull and Walsall have all obtained injunctions from the High Court to ban car cruising.