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    Boy Racers Face Jail

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/n...re/6134160.stm

    "Boy racers" could face jail term

    So-called "boy racers" caught in Nottingham could now face a jail sentence as the city council has obtained new powers.

    The council has been granted an injunction to stop car "cruises", in what is thought to be the first ban of its kind in the UK.

    It bans any event in which five or more vehicles congregate, race or drive in convoy in any part of the city.

    Those flouting the ban could be fined or sent to prison.

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    Local road users had claimed car enthusiasts, who used to congregate around the city's Broadmarsh centre to race at weekends were "dicing with death".

    Police brought in a dispersal order in 2005 to tackle the problem but the drivers have been encouraged to return to the city via an enthusiasts' website.

    Christine Oliver of the city council, said: "The message we want to send is don't cruise in Nottingham because we will enforce the order.

    "The significance is that we will be able to prevent people from cruising around and it is the first order of its kind in the city, and we believe in the country."

    The order will stay in place until October 2007.


    The races around the Broadmarsh centre are quite bad, me and Jimmy have pulled up to the traffic lights outside there before, only to realise that we were in the middle of a race . But to fine or arrest people who are in a convoy or where theres 5 cars sitting together seems a bit harsh if they're not causing any trouble.



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    There's no need for this...

    all they need is a modded scooby/evo to go down and race the little gayboys...then pull them all over!! im sure the racing would soon stop



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    Quote Originally Posted by Han
    It bans any event in which five or more vehicles congregate, race or drive in convoy in any part of the city.
    this seems a little harsh. what happens, for example, if 5 Astra's ar Escorts or whatever type of car u can think of happen to be in a line of traffic purely by coincidence? Are they all gonna get fined or jailed? What about 5 Taxi's on a night out??
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    TBH I can see where they are coming from and I think they'd find it very hard to enforce this convoy thing. If all cars just say they don't know each other then it can't be a convoy as your just driving somewhere. (providing of course you know where that somewhere is).

    I too have pulled onto a road and found myself in a middle of a race and the scoobies and evo's racing were weaving all over the place and I feared for my car and my passengers. I honestly believed they didnt have enough room. Scary man.
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    so basically if you out with 10 other people for a night out in 5 modified cars (ie a car with a set of alloys) you cant all drive in a line to make your way out of a car park etc out of the city - what a stupid idea - controlling when and where people are allowed to drive.

    theres a difference between enthusiast and boy racer - but when you think about it were all really boy racers to these hipocrits

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    This is what happens when you have a small minority of dickheads... Cant blame the council tho as this is the only way to stop/reduce the problems caused by a minority..

    Its the same with everything.. Take guns for instance, a few nobs that kill people and EVERYONE else has to hand theie guns ( which they use legally and safley ) to the police and get nout for them..

    Its ba shame but there seem to more and more dickheads halfords'ing their cars and acting like prats and as seen the end result is everyone else getting punished.
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    I don't see how they can enforce the five cars in a convoy law providing that they are no doing anything illegal.. That's just like arresting five people walking along a street.

    I'm all for stopping racing, but this can't be enforcable surely?

    They should arrange a demonstration - that'll get the council thinking, say on a Friday afternoon around 4.30pm?!?

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    the injunction will be legally worded to cover the worst case scenario and to provide the maximum deterrent (penalty), but I doubt the full weight of it will apply to a normal well driven convey driving through the city.

    And an Ex-Notts resident, IMO they have brought this on themselves, by being total nobscoks, and having no regard for themselves, other car modifiers/enthusiasts, or anyone else ho happens to be out and about in Notts city centre at that time of night.

    An before anyone else says this is being harsh- I suggest you need to see it first hand before passing judgement simply form an article

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    It bans any event in which five or more vehicles congregate, race or drive in convoy in any part of the city.
    Wonderful! Can't wait until Bristol gets something similar - it would mean the end of the mad traffic jams on a Sunday caused by vehicles congregating around Ikea.

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    I dont see the harm in convoys\cruising etc. Street racing yes, by all means, but driving round together? Group of mates congregating in a car park is suddenly a criminal offence? Madness IMO
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