Police step up patrols at Lincoln airfield after reports of reckless driving

Lincolnshire Police have warned drivers using an airfield south of Lincoln like a race track that they will be prosecuted, as patrols are stepped up around the base.

Officers have said that the former RAF Metheringham has seen an increasing number of motorists driving at excessive speeds, and performing ‘donuts’, which has caused a hazard to everyday road users.

Roads cut across and around the airfield, extending from verge to verge and including the concrete former aircraft taxiways.

PC Pete Hanson, local community beat manager for Metheringham

PC Pete Hanson, local community beat manager for Metheringham

PC Pete Hanson, local community beat manager for Metheringham, said: “We have stepped up patrols in the area, following complaints that some drivers are treating the roads like a race track.

“It is well known the area is historically used by motorists who wish to help family members and friends with experience behind the wheel of their vehicles.

“This does not cause a disruption or harassment to others but everyone who uses the area needs the correct documents.

“We are really keen to educate anyone who is unsure about the law, but we will be taking action against drivers who use the area to drive in a careless or inconsiderate manner.”

Lincolnshire Police have reminded anyone using the roads that they are driving on public highways.

All road users need to have a valid driving licence, insurance, MOT and tax for their vehicles.

Any drivers being supervised must have a current provisional driving licence for the vehicle, be insured and accompanied by a qualified driver over the age of 21, who has at least three years’ experience.