A string of penalty fines were given to boy racers in Sudbury following a police operation.
Officers spent Friday night at Kingfisher Leisure Centre car park and issued nine £55 on-the-spot fines to drivers with excessively loud exhausts.
“We had an operation by our roads policing unit on nuisance noise from exhausts,” said Pc Gavin Goldfinch at a meeting of Sudbury Town Council on Tuesday.
“Nine fixed penalty notices were issued.”
Pc Goldfinch said the problem of loud exhausts and speeding in the area had been made a police priority following complaints by residents that they were being kept awake into the early hours by boy racers.
As a result of police action, the problem had declined, he said.
“We have had a lot less calls from residents,” said Pc Goldfinch.
“The people doing this know we are keeping an eye on them.”
Members also heard that a police operation to tackle the threat of anti-social behaviour in Belle Vue Park over the summer had been a success.
Pc Goldfinch added that the number of crimes recorded in Sudbury and Great Cornard was 636 this year.