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PUBLISHED: 15:01 16 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:18 07 July 2010

Crumpled remains of a car and motorbike went on display in Fakenham market place at the weekend in a hard-hitting move to prevent dangerous driving.

The crashed car and chopped up motorbike were unveiled to Saturday shoppers in Fakenham by police desperate to clamp down on the town's level of anti-social driving.

Crumpled remains of a car and motorbike went on display in Fakenham market place at the weekend in a hard-hitting move to prevent dangerous driving.

The crashed car and chopped up motorbike were unveiled to Saturday shoppers in Fakenham by police desperate to clamp down on the town's level of anti-social driving.

Cars and motorbikes driving through the town at high speed, excessively revving, and carrying out wheelies and doughnuts (where the vehicle spins around in a circle) not only make lives a misery for residents, but also can be dangerous for drivers.

And from the number of people who stopped in their tracks to look on in horror at the dramatic sight of the mangled vehicles, the message may hit home.

The day-long event was the idea of Fakenham's safer neighbourhood team, who have listed dangerous driving around the area as one of their priorities.

Organiser PCSO Rebecca Taylor said: “This has been something I've wanted to do since we listed it as one of our priorities eight weeks ago.

“A visual aid really drives the message home a lot more. The car had been in a serious accident and the motorcycle had been seized by police after anti-social driving.

“With young people their vehicle is their biggest asset and they don't want to lose it. It was very much an educational thing.

“I'd like to think it hit home. A lot of people came up to us checking things, telling us concerns and issues.

“There was a lot of positive feedback.

“There were some youngsters taking note, which was good to see. Even if it makes a few people think then it's been worth it.”

To contact Fakenham's safer neighbourhood team call 0845 4564567.


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