Can CCTV finally tackle boy racers?

Can CCTV finally tackle boy racers?

Can CCTV finally tackle boy racers?

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CAMERAS to stop boy racers using Canvey as a racetrack are finally to be installed – ten months after they were meant to go up.

Residents have been facing two years of misery because hundreds of drivers speed up and down Roscommon Way late at night.

They were told in January CCTV cameras would be brought in so the culprits could be identified.

However, due to health and safety red tape they will only be installed next week.

Residents said they are continuously calling the police.

Billy Baxter, 25, of Canvey, said: “It has been a nightmare. I’ve called police four times this week as the summer holidays have caused more to head here.

“Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights are awful with the racers using the length of Roscommon Way as a race track from 7pm onwards.

“Although the road is not near homes the noise echoes across Canvey.

“If the road is a no go after 7pm why don't we just shut it off with a barrier or, even though I hate them, speed bump the road?”

Two CCTV cameras will be installed on Tuesday in Roscommon Way. They will be put on lamp posts after a health and safety survey was carried out by Essex County Council and found they could carry their weight.

 

RESIDENTS have faced two years of misery due to the boy racers.

Drivers with souped-up engines have been meeting at Morrisons on Canvey, before performing wheel spins and tricks on the £18.5 million extension to Roscommon Way.

Essex Police has been calling for footage of the racers since January 2013. In January, Essex County Council revealed it was looking to spend £10,000 on two CCTV cameras to catch the culprits and deter them.

However, in February health and safety rules meant a full assessment had to be carried out to make sure they could carry the weight.

CCTV will be installed on Tuesday.

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6:36am Fri 22 Aug 14

Dan_ says...

Imagine a world where 2 cctv cameras costs 10k! They must be filming in some brand new higher than hd definition for that kind of money!
Imagine a world where 2 cctv cameras costs 10k! They must be filming in some brand new higher than hd definition for that kind of money! Dan_
  • Score: 7

7:19am Fri 22 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

Judging by the quality of most CCTV this will be poor quality so how do they hope to recognise these morons?

Surey ANPR would be better.
Judging by the quality of most CCTV this will be poor quality so how do they hope to recognise these morons? Surey ANPR would be better. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -8

8:14am Fri 22 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

I agree. I can't see why these lads (and lasses) can't be left alone, it's just a bit of harmless fun and no one gets hurt...... a bit of noise, big deal, and I expect it's being blown out of all proportion anyway.....
I agree. I can't see why these lads (and lasses) can't be left alone, it's just a bit of harmless fun and no one gets hurt...... a bit of noise, big deal, and I expect it's being blown out of all proportion anyway..... pembury53
  • Score: 4

10:47am Fri 22 Aug 14

beverman says...

Average speed cameras - problem solved.
Average speed cameras - problem solved. beverman
  • Score: -10

10:58am Fri 22 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

beverman wrote:
Average speed cameras - problem solved.
decent air rifle.... average speed camera problem - solved
[quote][p][bold]beverman[/bold] wrote: Average speed cameras - problem solved.[/p][/quote]decent air rifle.... average speed camera problem - solved pembury53
  • Score: -10

11:22am Fri 22 Aug 14

OFFICALCANVEYGP says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Judging by the quality of most CCTV this will be poor quality so how do they hope to recognise these morons?

Surey ANPR would be better.
Morons? I'll have you know that some of these enthusiasts can hit the top roundabout 3rd gear flat out,
I have witnessed Billy Baxter taking lap times and pace notes on several occasions for the elite racers, some say he has just gone out and bought a puma'd mk4 fiesta? I think he is clearly the culprit here not the enthusiasts.
Maybe the council should think about moving the houses instead of the boy racers? Just a thought
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Judging by the quality of most CCTV this will be poor quality so how do they hope to recognise these morons? Surey ANPR would be better.[/p][/quote]Morons? I'll have you know that some of these enthusiasts can hit the top roundabout 3rd gear flat out, I have witnessed Billy Baxter taking lap times and pace notes on several occasions for the elite racers, some say he has just gone out and bought a puma'd mk4 fiesta? I think he is clearly the culprit here not the enthusiasts. Maybe the council should think about moving the houses instead of the boy racers? Just a thought OFFICALCANVEYGP
  • Score: 15

12:07pm Fri 22 Aug 14

BillyBaxterMk4Puma says...

OFFICALCANVEYGP wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Judging by the quality of most CCTV this will be poor quality so how do they hope to recognise these morons?

Surey ANPR would be better.
Morons? I'll have you know that some of these enthusiasts can hit the top roundabout 3rd gear flat out,
I have witnessed Billy Baxter taking lap times and pace notes on several occasions for the elite racers, some say he has just gone out and bought a puma'd mk4 fiesta? I think he is clearly the culprit here not the enthusiasts.
Maybe the council should think about moving the houses instead of the boy racers? Just a thought
Look mate I don't know who you are, but you have no right to bring me into this, yes I have a mk4 puma'd fiesta ( with an FRP inlet), and yes, sometimes I do race down Roscommon way, but the noise still annoys me when I'm not there because my 1.7 puma has injector problems.
Stop the racing, and just park in morrisons like the Essex cruise scene lot do, I have just bought a set of FK coilovers and ats cup wheels so I should look really low and static now lol
[quote][p][bold]OFFICALCANVEYGP[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Judging by the quality of most CCTV this will be poor quality so how do they hope to recognise these morons? Surey ANPR would be better.[/p][/quote]Morons? I'll have you know that some of these enthusiasts can hit the top roundabout 3rd gear flat out, I have witnessed Billy Baxter taking lap times and pace notes on several occasions for the elite racers, some say he has just gone out and bought a puma'd mk4 fiesta? I think he is clearly the culprit here not the enthusiasts. Maybe the council should think about moving the houses instead of the boy racers? Just a thought[/p][/quote]Look mate I don't know who you are, but you have no right to bring me into this, yes I have a mk4 puma'd fiesta ( with an FRP inlet), and yes, sometimes I do race down Roscommon way, but the noise still annoys me when I'm not there because my 1.7 puma has injector problems. Stop the racing, and just park in morrisons like the Essex cruise scene lot do, I have just bought a set of FK coilovers and ats cup wheels so I should look really low and static now lol BillyBaxterMk4Puma
  • Score: 3

12:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

OFFICALCANVEYGP says...

Billy,

We have seen you drive more recklessly than most, that time you split your decat you went mental and almost flipped your mk4 into the bottom roundabout, if there was less drivers like you then none of this would be happening.
we are also thinking about setting up a static meet in morrisons, currently we are in talks with beau cowlin. But nothing has been finalised.
Lastly have you tried lighting Motorsport for injectors? Heard there pretty good with prices?
Billy, We have seen you drive more recklessly than most, that time you split your decat you went mental and almost flipped your mk4 into the bottom roundabout, if there was less drivers like you then none of this would be happening. we are also thinking about setting up a static meet in morrisons, currently we are in talks with beau cowlin. But nothing has been finalised. Lastly have you tried lighting Motorsport for injectors? Heard there pretty good with prices? OFFICALCANVEYGP
  • Score: 0

12:45pm Fri 22 Aug 14

BillyBaxterMk4Puma says...

Yeah I'll admit that time I was driving recklessly, it sounded so sick when the decat split though lmao, was proper popping and banging, sounded like an st.
And I'm probably just gonna leave the injector problem, sell the car and get a type r, seems to be what all the other puma owners are doing rofl haha, looking at the fn2's, but I might get an ep3.
And yeah I know beau lol, he is setting up my camber for maximum tuck!

You guys out tonight? Might get the puma out ;)
Yeah I'll admit that time I was driving recklessly, it sounded so sick when the decat split though lmao, was proper popping and banging, sounded like an st. And I'm probably just gonna leave the injector problem, sell the car and get a type r, seems to be what all the other puma owners are doing rofl haha, looking at the fn2's, but I might get an ep3. And yeah I know beau lol, he is setting up my camber for maximum tuck! You guys out tonight? Might get the puma out ;) BillyBaxterMk4Puma
  • Score: 0

12:57pm Fri 22 Aug 14

canveyboy19 says...

Billy are the police aware of your engine change? Basically what your saying is its alright for you to do it when you want but not when others want to. You are genuinely a moron. Totally Contradict yourself because your not allowed out 'racing' neither are the others. Please do not reproduce.
Billy are the police aware of your engine change? Basically what your saying is its alright for you to do it when you want but not when others want to. You are genuinely a moron. Totally Contradict yourself because your not allowed out 'racing' neither are the others. Please do not reproduce. canveyboy19
  • Score: 4

2:29pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Ryan yet says...

Not sure where these residents live lol hardly any properties around that area .. Billy Baxter you absolute loser !!
Not sure where these residents live lol hardly any properties around that area .. Billy Baxter you absolute loser !! Ryan yet
  • Score: -1

3:01pm Fri 22 Aug 14

BillyBaxterMk4Puma says...

canveyboy19 wrote:
Billy are the police aware of your engine change? Basically what your saying is its alright for you to do it when you want but not when others want to. You are genuinely a moron. Totally Contradict yourself because your not allowed out 'racing' neither are the others. Please do not reproduce.
No but my cars always been sorn, and I come out whenever I want, it's just when me and my family try to sleep all you can hear is cars, does my head in when I'm not there.
[quote][p][bold]canveyboy19[/bold] wrote: Billy are the police aware of your engine change? Basically what your saying is its alright for you to do it when you want but not when others want to. You are genuinely a moron. Totally Contradict yourself because your not allowed out 'racing' neither are the others. Please do not reproduce.[/p][/quote]No but my cars always been sorn, and I come out whenever I want, it's just when me and my family try to sleep all you can hear is cars, does my head in when I'm not there. BillyBaxterMk4Puma
  • Score: -3

3:19pm Fri 22 Aug 14

canveyboy19 says...

You are an absolute fucktard. Your complaining about it yet you participate. Your car's not even legal and your getting involved in all of this with the papers. Sort it out
You are an absolute fucktard. Your complaining about it yet you participate. Your car's not even legal and your getting involved in all of this with the papers. Sort it out canveyboy19
  • Score: 3

5:32pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Nelly99 says...

What happens on Canvey, stays on Canvey. I,ve no idea who Biddy Baxter is but I,m glad I don't live there. Morons, cretins and imbeciles. Blow up the access road and let 'em fight it out.
What happens on Canvey, stays on Canvey. I,ve no idea who Biddy Baxter is but I,m glad I don't live there. Morons, cretins and imbeciles. Blow up the access road and let 'em fight it out. Nelly99
  • Score: -4

10:22am Sat 23 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Nothing worse than those brain dead moronic boy racing idiots.
Nothing worse than those brain dead moronic boy racing idiots. sesibollox
  • Score: 0

12:35pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Idiotbasher says...

I'm loving reading the comments on here and amazed some people think that it is the Real Billy Baxter speaking. When residents are being kept up all night when they have work the next morning don't you think action is needed?
Obviously these idiots who do it every night don't work and probably claim their ruined tyres on her majesties government.
People don't want to hear it.
If you want to do it pay to go to Silverstone, Brands Hatch, anywhere where you can do it in a safe environment and not annoying us.
If these cameras don't work expect us to sort it out ourselves.
Thanks from the real Billy Baxter
I'm loving reading the comments on here and amazed some people think that it is the Real Billy Baxter speaking. When residents are being kept up all night when they have work the next morning don't you think action is needed? Obviously these idiots who do it every night don't work and probably claim their ruined tyres on her majesties government. People don't want to hear it. If you want to do it pay to go to Silverstone, Brands Hatch, anywhere where you can do it in a safe environment and not annoying us. If these cameras don't work expect us to sort it out ourselves. Thanks from the real Billy Baxter Idiotbasher
  • Score: 1

6:35pm Mon 25 Aug 14

BillyBaxterMk4Puma says...

Idiotbasher wrote:
I'm loving reading the comments on here and amazed some people think that it is the Real Billy Baxter speaking. When residents are being kept up all night when they have work the next morning don't you think action is needed?
Obviously these idiots who do it every night don't work and probably claim their ruined tyres on her majesties government.
People don't want to hear it.
If you want to do it pay to go to Silverstone, Brands Hatch, anywhere where you can do it in a safe environment and not annoying us.
If these cameras don't work expect us to sort it out ourselves.
Thanks from the real Billy Baxter
Firstly, I'm the real Billy 'Decat Lover' Baxter, and I don't appreciate people pretending to be me, that's identity fraud.
Secondly, I can race for pinks if I want as canvey is my home turf, I've been doing 1 wheel ( open diff ) spinners down there since I was a young lad,
The only reason I went to the papers at the time of this being written was because my inlet gasket was leaking, and I got annoyed when all the other cars were pulling on me after 3rd gear.

Yours sincerely
The real Billy ( pop and bang remap ) Baxter
[quote][p][bold]Idiotbasher[/bold] wrote: I'm loving reading the comments on here and amazed some people think that it is the Real Billy Baxter speaking. When residents are being kept up all night when they have work the next morning don't you think action is needed? Obviously these idiots who do it every night don't work and probably claim their ruined tyres on her majesties government. People don't want to hear it. If you want to do it pay to go to Silverstone, Brands Hatch, anywhere where you can do it in a safe environment and not annoying us. If these cameras don't work expect us to sort it out ourselves. Thanks from the real Billy Baxter[/p][/quote]Firstly, I'm the real Billy 'Decat Lover' Baxter, and I don't appreciate people pretending to be me, that's identity fraud. Secondly, I can race for pinks if I want as canvey is my home turf, I've been doing 1 wheel ( open diff ) spinners down there since I was a young lad, The only reason I went to the papers at the time of this being written was because my inlet gasket was leaking, and I got annoyed when all the other cars were pulling on me after 3rd gear. Yours sincerely The real Billy ( pop and bang remap ) Baxter BillyBaxterMk4Puma
  • Score: -1

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