/London to Launch Crackdown on “Antisocial” Supercars

London to Launch Crackdown on “Antisocial” Supercars

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The more prestigious parts of London such as Kensington and Chelsea have been dealing a unique problem these past few years. It has to do with what the councils call “antisocial behavior” of supercar owners, most of whom are Aran tourists. They’ve now had enough and are putting into action plans to stop it. 

Local authorities are seeking legal action against supercars that cruise around the aforementioned neighborhoods, taking up parking spaces, rev their engines, play loud music, and drag race each other in narrow and congested streets.

Driving in convoys will also be outlawed, which sounds a bit Orwellian, but then things really are getting out of control. A few years ago a documentary film came out investigating the ‘Arab supercars in London’ phenomenon, looking at it from point of view of both the wealthy tourists and the local residents of places like Knightsbridge. No doubt the presence of these supercars improves the aesthetics of the streets. But the way they behave greatly inconveniences the locals who often have to wake up and go to sleep to the sound of a V12 engine!

Cabinet member Tim Ahern, who deals with environment and health issues, commented: “I know there has been a lot of coverage of expensive cars racing around Knightsbridge and also parking up and revving their engines. We want to take steps to discourage these drivers from their antisocial behaviour.” 

Via Standard

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