26 Jun 2010

Influx of boyracers expected

10:40 pm on 26 June 2010

Police in Christchurch expected an influx of boyracers into the city on Saturday night, before a cruising ban takes effect on Thursday.

The ban covers some suburban streets and all multi-lane streets, including the four avenues where boyracers gather.

Inspector Al Stewart says there has been a lot of discussion on social networking sites indicating that boy racers may be planning an event.

He says there would be a high level of police enforcement on the streets.

From 1 July, people who breach the cruising bylaw could be fined up to $1000 or charged an infringement fee of $150.