Worried residents have voiced their concern of the people who have been using their neighbourhood as a ‘racing circuit’.
Residents of the Quays, Salford and surrounding area have made reports of expensive sports cars racing through their neighbourhood at frightening speeds.
Residents are worried that it could lead to a tragic incident and have also complained of the noise that the powerful engines make, disrupting their evenings.
Jonathan Moore lives on the Quays and told the Manchester Evening News that the thrill seekers have been spotted out almost every night from around 11pm.
According to Jonathan, they are are driving high powered and expensive cars such as Mercedes, Lamborghini and high end Volkgswagen Golfs.
He said: “It’s been a minor problem, until this year, this year has been completely different.
“They’re very expensive fast cars being driven around as if its a race track or circuit, and I’ve seen this with my own eyes.
“The most recent incident I witnessed was a red Mercedes A Class overtake another car on Broadway and it must have been doing 60 on a 30, it was crazy.”
Jonathan believes that the ‘boy racers’ are using the area as a race course, driving, Trafford Road, Chester Road and Broadway.
John-Paul Atley lives on Broadway and says he frequently witnesses drag races late at night with the engines being so loud that they rattle his windows.
John-Paul told the Manchester Evening News : “When they zoom past, the windows in my bedroom rattle which is crazy.
“They’re high end sports cars, we’re not talking 19-year-olds in Mazdas. Its people in very nice cars and instead of going out to a track they’re turning the Quays into a relay race.
“It’s a disaster waiting to happen, there’s a lot of corners and blind spots and all it takes is someone finishing a late shift to come out and it’s an accident.”
GMP were called to a report of vehicles speeding on The Quays shortly after 1am on Saturday 8 August 2020
A patrol was dispatched and monitored cars in the area to deter anti-social driving.
Chief Inspector Roger Pegram of GMP’s Salford District said: “We recognise the strength of feeling across Greater Manchester regarding anti-social driving and speeding.
“We would urge members of the public to continue to get in touch should they witness such behaviour.
“Officers will continue to monitor the area over the coming days.
“Speeding and anti-social driving is both dangerous and unacceptable and any motorists seen breaking the law should expect to be stopped and prosecuted.”
Anyone with any information should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Reports can also be submitted online via gmp.police.uk