Drivers in Yorkshire to face £100 fine for playing music too loudly while driving

Drivers in Yorkshire who blare their music too loudly while on the road are to be given a fine under new laws.

A new order will see drivers in Bradford faced with a 100 fine for turning up the volume

Bradford Council has introduced a new order which will see drivers in the area faced with a £100 fine for turning up the volume.

Tackling anti-social behaviour

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The council is trialling a new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in an effort to tackle anti-social behaviours.

A new order will see drivers in Bradford faced with a 100 fine for turning up the volume

The measure will allow the police and council officers to take action against motorists for a number of nuisance behaviours, including playing loud music, shouting, swearing, causing a danger to other road users and making sexual suggestions from a motor vehicle.

The move comes following a public consultation which found that two-thirds of Bradford residents said they felt unsafe on the city's streets due to poor driving, with many citing nuisance noise as a problem.

A total of 76 per cent of locals supported the PSPO to help reduce anti-social behaviour on the roads, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Soon to be enforced

Councillors on the Regulatory and Appeals Committee met at Bradford City Hall on 7 March where they approved the implementation of the PSPO, which will cover the whole of the district.

Councillor Abdul Jabar, Bradford Council's Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety, said, "Dangerous, inconsiderate and anti-social vehicle use can have a significant effect on how safe people feel in the district.

"Without the PSPO, it is difficult for the council or the police to combat anti-social use of a vehicle which does not constitute a breach of a specific motoring law.

"Any action we can take to improve this situation and increase community safety and improve the reputation of the district will be of benefit to residents, visitors and businesses."

The new order with a £100 fine will come into force on 1 June.