A CRACKDOWN on so-called ‘car cruisers’ continues with the installation of CCTV cameras in Trafford Park.

Trafford Council installed CCTV at Europa Way roundabout, along with signs reminding drivers that the area is governed by a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).

The installation is part of the council’s crackdown on Max Power events, organised by the Trafford Car Cruisers group.

A car cruise meet-up in Europa Way was the scene of a fatal crash in May, when a 19-year-old woman died in a hit-and-run collision.

The driver, Scott Watkins, 25, of Worsley Road North, Salford, was later sentenced to nine years and nine months in prison.

He had been attempting to ‘drift’ his friend’s car around a roundabout but lost control and ploughed into a crowd of spectators.

Sophie Smith suffered catastrophic injuries and died the next day.

The fatal crash provoked renewed calls from the public for a clampdown on high-speed car cruising in the area.

Trafford Park is already governed by a PSPO and drivers caught flouting the rules can be hit with an on-the-spot £90 penalty.

Trafford Council has been working with Greater Manchester Police to rid the area of the anti-social activity.

Cllr Kevin Procter said: “We have received reports of cars travelling at high speed, doing donuts and drifting on roundabouts.

“These signs are a message to anyone thinking of taking part in this anti-social behaviour.

“We will not tolerate these dangerous acts that are a blight on the borough.”

Inspector Andy Burrill, of GMP, said: “These sort of activities bring with them a large amount of risk and the threat of serious injury to members of the public and those that choose to take part.

“As such we will ensure that any individuals taking part in such events will be dealt with robustly and face the potential of custodial sentences, large fines and having their vehicles seized and impounded”.

Trafford Council are also looking at introducing measures to prohibit high-risk driving at other sites, including Sale Water Park.