Police confiscated a car at a “major car meeting” in Beachy Head.
Officials said they had “no problem” with people admiring each other’s cars when people attended a car meeting this afternoon.
However, police said drivers who “drive in a manner that causes alarm or trouble” run the risk of their cars being confiscated.
As a result, a car was confiscated by local officials.
Big car meet this afternoon at #BeachyHead. If you want to admire each other’s cars, no problem👍. If you choose to drive in a way that alerts or disturbs other road users, you run the risk of your vehicle being confiscated, such as driving by car B. @EastbournePol pic.twitter.com/kFcPegOUvO
– Sussex Roads Police (@SussexRoadsPol) April 4, 2021
Sussex Roads Police wrote on Twitter: “Big cars are converging at Beachy Head this afternoon.
“If you want to admire each other’s cars, no problem.
“If you want to drive in a way that alerts or annoys other road users, you run the risk of your vehicle like this being confiscated.”
Under current regulations, outdoor gatherings can be held for up to six people or any number of people from two households.
The government’s worn-out Stay at Home mantra has also been traded for a new “Stay Local” message.
Although there is no precise definition of the location, it has been reported that long-distance travel should not be encouraged.
Last year the police were called to separate a large group of anti-social drivers at a car meeting in Newhaven.
Footage captured on Fort Road showed some of the vehicles turning and driving away after police blocked the road.
The “car cruise” was also seen on the A259 Marine Parade towards Brighton Marina, and later, in the interests of public safety, the police in the marina issued an evacuation order.