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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 August 2006, 09:48 GMT 10:48 UK
Car cruisers are 'risking lives'
Residents in a Leicestershire village say drivers racing around the area in high-performance cars, known as "car cruisers", are dangerous and unwelcome.

Every Sunday evening up to 60 car owners meet up and race around Castle Donington, residents have said.

But the car cruisers have said they are not boy racers and most of them just meet up to look at each others' cars.

John Budulis, road safety officer with Leicestershire Police, said car cruising could be very dangerous.

Responsible driving

He said: "The police are very concerned about the dangers of car cruising with the high speeds that these people get up to.

"They are not only putting members of the public's lives at risk, they are also putting their own lives at risk"

He added that police were working to try and educate young drivers about behaving responsibly with their vehicles.

But a resident, who did not want to be named, said not enough was being done to stop the racing.

"You see high-powered cars driving three abreast, going round islands at high speed with no regard for other road users.

"I don't feel the police are doing enough and someone is going to get killed."




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