Meeting with residents at nuisance driving hotspots in Bradford East, Imran has called on Bradford Council and West Yorkshire Police to take greater action in putting an end to nuisance drivers on residential roads.
As part of his campaign, Imran visited Lichfield Mount, Westfield Lane and Gilpin Street this weekend to meet with residents and to discuss their concerns around nuisance and dangerous driving on their streets. Following these meetings, Imran has written to Bradford Council and West Yorkshire Police calling for more interventions to tackle nuisance driving in these areas.
Imran’s campaign against nuisance and dangerous driving follows his recent monthly column in the Telegraph and Argus in which he called for more resources to be committed by West Yorkshire Police to tackle dangerous driving across the District and for a ban on nuisance vehicles that are being misused by their drivers.
Speaking on his campaign against dangerous and nuisance driving, Imran said:
“Nuisance and dangerous driving, particularly speeding on residential roads used as cut-throughs to avoid traffic lights and busy junctions, is blighting the lives of many of my constituents who have had to put up with drivers using their streets as racetracks for far too long, and it is time their concerns are taken seriously.
“Whilst West Yorkshire Police must catch and prosecute these drivers, Bradford Council also has a clear role to play in installing better traffic calming measures such as speedbumps, bollards and one-way restrictions to stop our roads being used as speedways and to stop nuisance vehicles driving between and behind homes.
“I’ve therefore called on the Council to assess each of these sites in consultation with residents and West Yorkshire Police for what measures can be put in place to prevent nuisance and dangerous driving, and called on both the Council and the Police to take much greater action in addressing this problem.
“I also know that this is a much bigger problem than in these three areas and one that stretches across Bradford, and so I want to urge anyone who has concerns around dangerous and nuisance driving on their road to reach out and get in touch so that I can work with them to get these issues resolved and make our streets safer.”