A COUNCILLOR has slammed a new craze as ‘ludicrously dangerous’ after 22-year-old man was given a severe warning by police.
Councillor Pat Murray said the ‘snow-tubing’ incident in Hartshorne and Midway, which was reported to police on Monday, could have resulted in a fatal accident if the driver had lost control.
An Audi A3 was spotted towing a tyre with young people positioned in the middle.
Police were told the car and the tyre were in Hartshill Road, Hartshorne, and a further call was made to say the gang had moved to Goseley Avenue, Midway.
Police were also told that someone was leaning out of the window of the Audi hatchback filming the whole event.
Councillor Murray, who represents Hartshorne and Midway on Derbyshire County Council, and nearby Woodville on South Derbyshire District Council, said he had been told about the incident by several of his constituents.
He said: “They were very concerned about this new craze. This should never be done because of the speed they can go at. It is so dangerous. There is no bottom to the tyre so they could really injure themselves and if the vehicle or tyre goes out of control it could be fatal.
“I know that Hartshill Road has several bends so if they are coming down the other way, it is just an accident waiting to happen and it is ludicrously dangerous.”
The driver of the Audi was issued with a Section 59 warning – which allows police to seize his car if he is caught committing the same offence again.