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Cameras may target 'boy racers' in Nottinghamshire

26 April 10 14:43 GMT

Police and council officials in Nottinghamshire are taking action against so-called boy racers who congregate around a motorway junction.

The county council has proposed spending about £89,000 on five automatic number plate recognition cameras to be installed along the A608.

The move is to help combat the problem of car cruisers around junction 27 of the M1.

The cameras would link to the control room at Mansfield Police Station.

Richard Hodge, from Nottinghamshire County Council, said: "The car cruisers have caused problems for local residents for a number of years through noise, dangerous driving and intimidation of other drivers.

"On some occasions, over 500 people gathered at car cruising events."

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