The £18.5million Roscommon Way extension was opened in January in a bid to ease traffic and help Charfleets Industrial Estate on Canvey expand.
However, yobs have been using the road as a racetrack since September, causing misery for residents by revving their engines, honking their horns and causing damage to the road in the early hours.All traffic offences. So, catch them, prosecute them, impose ASBOs.
No? What, too much like hard work, Essex Police?
An Essex Police spokesperson said: “Our policing operations to combat anti-social bikers on Roscommon Way appear to have only fixed the problem short term. We are looking into a more robust way of combating the problem in the long term.
“We are continuing to liaise with the highways authority in a bid to alter the road layout to prevent such dangerous riding.”
The plans could include introducing traffic calming measures such as speed humps or chicanes to force motorists to slow down.Hang on, 'motorists'? I thought we were talking about 'rogue bikers'?