Police in Hastings have disposed of 133 vehicles for doing burnouts and “anti-social driving” in the first six months of 2021.
In addition, 16 vehicles were impounded in the first two weeks of Alert Level 4 last month.
Eastern District Police acting road policing manager Senior Sergeant Mark Clayton said the community has had enough and police were taking a no-tolerance approach.
“We have been working with local councils to identify problem areas and cameras have been installed at a number of sites. Once we have identified offending vehicles, we can impound them,” he said.
Clayton said it was “extremely pleasing” to see more people in the community reporting anti-social driving.
“When members of the public pass on the details of vehicles involved in anti-social behaviour such as burnouts, we can follow it up and take action.
“With support from our communities, we can make a real difference.”
Clayton assured that people who made reports would remain anonymous.