http://www.pulse.co.uk/news/local/polic ... -crawlers/Police In Bradford To Tackle Kerb Crawlers Officers are using anti social behaviour powers in a bid to clampdown on kerb crawlers.
It sees the use of warning notices, which if breached, result in the seizure of a vehicle.
The move forms part of the Tackling Anti Social Behaviour Together campaign.
Sergeant Tom Casey of the Bradford South Vice Team hopes the new approach will deter people from offending:
"We realised there was a potential to utilise legislation under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act which relates to the manner of an individual’s driving.
"The act of kerb crawling, for instance, often walks hand in hand with inconsiderate driving or driving without due care or attention.
"This therefore enables us to issue a warning notice, which if flouted allows us to seize the occupants vehicle.
"The benefits of this are clear, as it creates an instant hurdle for the perpetrators and removes the opportunity for them to re-offending.
"By targeting the individuals who create the demand we can begin to break down the cycle of prostitution and the anti social behaviour which comes with it.
"These powers are therefore a useful additional tool in our continued crackdown and will compliment the ongoing work with our partners across the District."
The Manningham and Toller Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) are also working to address kerb crawling through blue-tooth technology.
Officers are using equipment which enables them to send out multiple messages to mobile phones in any given area.