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Scarborough Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in force

The Borough of Scarborough is controlled by a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). Failure to comply is a criminal offence.

Car cruising is prohibited. If you commit an offence you may receive a £100 fixed penalty notice or face a criminal prosecution and a fine of up to £1000.

Car cruising is two or more motor vehicles (including motorbikes) being on a highway or a public place, where any such vehicle or the occupant of a vehicle performs any of the prohibited activities listed below:

  • Causing danger or risk of injury to road users (including pedestrians)
  • Causing damage or risk of damage to property
  • Speeding or racing
  • Performing stunts
  • Sounding horns or playing music so as to cause a nuisance
  • Using foul or abusive language
  • Using threatening or intimidating behaviour or
  • Causing an obstruction (whether moving or stationary)

It is an offence to:

  • Participate in car cruising (by being the driver of or being carried in or on a vehicle where car cruising is taking place); or
  • Promote, organise or publicise car cruising; or
  • Attend any meeting either as a vehicle owner, driver, passenger or spectator where a reasonable person would consider that Car Cruising was or is taking place

Visit Scarborough Borough Council’s website for more information.