Operation Crackdown has been created to make our roads safer and our neighbourhoods a better place to live.

What is anti-social driving?

It can be:

  • Speeding
  • Thoughtless driving
  • Under age driving
  • Drink driving
  • Drug driving
  • Tailgating
  • Mobile phone use while driving
  • Vehicle in unsafe condition
  • Any other issues that could be considered dangerous or anti-social

How do I deal with anti-social driving? 

  • Pull over safely to the side of the road
  • Write down vehicle details - vehicle make / model / colour / number plate
  • Note location using house numbers / shop names / road names to pinpoint where incident occurred
  • Write a brief description of what you saw while it is still fresh in your mind
  • Report it to Operation Crackdown

You can also report abandoned vehicles through Operation Crackdown.

Operation Crackdown
Tel: 01243-642222
Online:  Report anti-social driving

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO’s) for Car Cruising in defined areas of Mid Sussex

We have a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) under the Anti-Social, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to address concerns about car cruising in area of Mid Sussex.

What is a Public Spaces Protection Order?

A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) deals with a specific nuisance or problem in a particular area which is detrimental to a local community’s quality of life. The Order will target a range of behaviours and can prohibit specified activities. It can send a clear message that certain behaviours will not be tolerated and help reassure local communities that unreasonable conduct is being addressed.

The PSPO in Mid Sussex prohibits car cruise activity and associated vehicle related nuisance in defined areas outlined in the maps below.

More information:

How will the order be enforced?

Authorised council officers have the authority to issue fixed penalty notices for PSPOs.

What happens if the order is ignored?

It is an offence for a person to engage in any activity prohibited by the PSPO. Any person found guilty is liable to a Fixed Penalty Notice up to £100 (reduced to £60 if paid within 10 days). Failure to pay may result in prosecution with a maximum fine of £1000.

What if I see someone who is breaking a PSPO for Car Cruising?

f you see anyone undertaking any of the prohibited activities outlined in the PSPO please report this to the council via our anti-social behaviour weblink, giving as much detail as you can, including:

  • Location, date and time
  • Description of activity
  • Any information that will help to identify vehicles and/or individuals involved
  • Any video or audio recordings of the activity.

Please do not approach those involved in the activity.

Contact the Anti-social behaviour team here:  Forms - Mid Sussex District Council

Last updated: 04 March 2024