Ban boy racers
What is it with banning things at the moment, let’s ban party pills, let’s ban gangs, lets ban boy racers, while we are at it could we ban crime and ban world hunger? Let’s just reflect on how one would or could ‘ban’ boy racers, see I think the laws are tough enough and strong enough to deal with the problems of boy racers, hell cops can impound their cars off them now, it is whether police have enough resources put aside to deal with boy racers. There is one issue I would bring up though and that is the ease with which young guys can buy fast performance vehicles and how easy it is for them to get finance for those cars. My thinking is that you should need a specific license for high performance cars rather than the open slather system now, but then that would be a limit to consumer choice, so I’m doubtful of any move in that direction.
Death spurs plan to ban boy-racers
Police in Tauranga say they are hard-pressed to deal with boy-racers who travel there from as far away as Hamilton and Auckland for illegal street racing and "burnouts". An anti-boy-racer bylaw that imposes rolling street curfews is expected to be adopted in Tauranga after a young man was killed by a car in a street race. Scott Jarrod Finn, 20, was killed early on Saturday by a car travelling at 160km/h as he watched an illegal car race in Mt Maunganui. The drivers of both cars in the race have been charged with manslaughter.