London Council to Crackdown on Arab Supercars

London Council to Crackdown on Arab SupercarsLondon Council to Crackdown on Arab Supercars

The local authority governing the area of central London that’s frequented by high-end supercars from a number of Arab countries is planning to introduce a new law that will crackdown on noise pollution.

Kensington and Chelsea Council has announced plans to introduce a law that will make it a criminal offence for drivers to rev their engines, rapidly accelerate or play loud music, reports

The law will also seek to stop the high-powered car owners from driving in a convoy or leaving the engine running while stationary.

In the month or so after Eid al-Fitr, scores of Lamborghinis, Rolls Royces and Ferraris can be seen driving around the streets of Kensington, with registration plates from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and the UAE.

According to documents seen by the Telegraph newspaper, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is planning to introduce the legislation under anti-social behavior law.

The council proposes to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) - a new power under the 2014 Anti-Social Behavior, Crime and Policing Act.

A consultation period will now follow until September, after which the council is expected to enact the new law, which will enable the council to issue fines initially, and seize vehicles for repeat offences.

Nick Paget-Brown, leader of Kensington and Chelsea council, told the Telegraph: “It has been a big problem for some years now. The area has become a destination for boy-racers from the Persian Gulf states and their super cars make an enormous amount of noise. Residents have had to put up with too much for too long.”