Report ‘Kev run’ drivers to us – police

SPEEDING motorists should be reported to the police, a spokesman for the force has said.

(Picture by Sophie Rabey, 31127769)
(Picture by Sophie Rabey, 31127769)

Its comment follows news that Guernsey Harbours has closed off the East Arm at night due to it being used by ‘Kev run’ drivers to travel at high speeds.

It has led to members of the public querying what the police was doing about the problem.

The Guernsey Press asked Guernsey Police what it does about the Kev culture and what are the challenges in policing it.

‘Everyone using the public way must abide by the same laws,’ said a spokesman.

‘If any traffic offences are committed, and reported to Guernsey Police, then officers will investigate the matter appropriately. Alleged offences can be reported by calling the police station on 01481 222222.’

The closure of East Arm at night provoked a strong response online, with more than 120 comments on the Guernsey Police Facebook page yesterday.

Many queried why the police were not doing more to tackle the issue, especially as this action showed that this was a problem area.

‘So the racers win then,’ one islander posted.

Another queried where the police were.

‘A car patrolling the route handing out tickets would be effective rather than banning the rest of us from using what is essentially ours,’ they wrote.

The problem is not just isolated to the harbour.

‘They have been using the main roads as a racing track most nights,’ one person wrote.

‘They drive round and round from about 10.30pm. It is only a matter of time before one of them is killed, leaving loved ones asking why they were not stopped.’

The speed limit in St Peter Port is mostly 25mph, with a 20mph stretch along the Quay. The maximum island speed limit is 35mph.

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