A video is spreading on social media showing a driver wheelburning and doughnut spinning on Strand Road not far from the PSNI station.
At one stage the driver of a red car is forced to stop while the driver of the small silver hatchback performs a stunt.
Other drivers are forced to avoid him as he stops and spins his wheels, filling the air around him with smoke reducing visibility for motorists going about their business, including a taxi driver at the wheel of a people carrier.
The video also shows the driver fishtailing as he drives off and performing a handbrake turn with other traffic moving round him.
The incident, which is believed to have occurred last night, Wednesday, has been condemned by DUP Alderman Graham Warke, who said it was a “total disgrace”.
“It is unbelievable that this took place so close to the PSNI Station and I hope that the CCTV camera at that junction is used to try and identify those responsible,” he said.
“I am told that a pregnant woman had to hit the brakes in her own car when she encountered this driver doing this on the Strand Road. This sort of behaviour is doing nothing other than putting peoples lives in danger
“I don’t know if that car was stolen or not, but either way, the police need to clamp down on this sort of idiotic behaviour before someone is killed,” he said.
Meanwhile, SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack commented: “I’ve been consistently working on the issue of anti-social behaviour on the Strand Road and at Smyths car park. This is the reason the barriers, CCTV and restrictions are underway.
“Knuckleheads like this ruin it for the respectful users of the park who will be associated with this behaviour. There can be no doubt that this is happening in this area, so no one can ignore it anymore,” she said.