Traffic services continue to fight drag racing
By Sasha Forbes
20 June 2009
The City of Cape Town in its continuing efforts to curb drag racing on the city’s roads with its attendant dangers to other road users and pedestrians, the City’s Traffic Services have conducted another successful operation in Athlone.
Traffic Service’s Merle Lourens said acting on a tip-off, Traffic officials held a targeted road block in an area of Athlone where drag racers gather to compete against one another in their highly modified vehicles and upon arrival, they found a gathering of about 50 vehicles which immediately dispersed.
"As many tragic accidents in the past few years indicate, things can and do go wrong when people race on public roads and unfortunately the victims of these accidents include notonly the drivers, but innocent motorists and pedestrians who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Lourens