Car Meets

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 18th September 2020.

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Photo of Joanne McCartney Joanne McCartney Labour

What recent action has been taken by the Met Police against illegal car meets? There has been a number of events that have happened in my constituency, much to the distress of residents.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The Metropolitan Police Service's Roads Transport Policing Command (RTPC) is planning a taskforce to tackle the increasing problem of anti-social behaviour and dangerous driving which occurs at car meets.

Officers will use a range of tactics to combat this including the use of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras, tyre deflation systems, and dispersal zone orders under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003.

Specially trained officers will be examining vehicles for road worthiness and compliance with construction and use regulations. This will include illegal window tints and non-conforming number plates. Removal trucks will also be on scene for the immediate confiscation of vehicles where appropriate and proportionate.