Two Mercedes drivers and an Audi motorist have become the first to be prosecuted as part of a supercar crackdown in one of London’s wealthiest districts.
The trio were all found guilty of breaching a public spaces protection order (PSPO) by creating a nuisance with their cars in Knightsbridge.
The council introduced the PSPO to combat anti-social driving in the area, leaving motorists liable for fines if they raced, revved engines played loud music or sounded their horns.
It came after the authority received a huge number of complaints about the high-powered cars being driven “in a reckless and aggressive manner” over the summer.
Drivers Adrian Krasniqi, Omar Khalil and Allamer Abdullam were prosecuted after they failed to pay £100 fines issued by Kensington and Chelsea council.
Krasniqi, of Moors View Close, Bedford and Khalil, of Abbey Road, St John’s Wood were served with penalty notices for sudden and rapid acceleration while Abdullam, of Verdon Street, Sheffield was caught playing loud music.
Abdullam and Khalil were found guilty in absence after they did not attend court and received fines of £440 and ordered to pay £470 costs.
Krasniqi admitted the breach by post and was fined £295 with £130 costs.
They became the first to be taken to court since the order was introduced.
Following the verdict, Cllr Tim Ahern said: “We have been trying to combat the nuisance of antisocial driving around Knightsbridge for some time and this is why we introduced the PSPO in the first place.
“The result here sends out a clear message that we will pursue people who break the rules. I would remind everyone coming to the area to enjoy the many shops but remember it is also a residential area.”
In July, the council said the scheme was a dramatic success with fewer complaints lodged over mega-rich drivers.
A breach of a PSPO can lead to a fine between £100 and £1,000 for each offence.