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Young drivers in free race offer
Car on Knockhill Racing Circuit
Drivers who are stopped by police will be given free entry to Knockhill
So-called boy racers will be given free access to Knockhill Racing Circuit in a police scheme to curb problem driving.

Fife Constabulary said they have teamed up with the race venue to try to deter young drivers from speeding along Kirkcaldy's Esplanade.

The drivers stopped by police will be given information and free entry to events at Knockhill.

Pc Paul Thomson said the initiative would allow drivers to show off their cars and test skills in a safe setting.

He added: "With this generous offer from Knockhill Racing Circuit we are able to show our commitment to the problem by liaising with our target groups and show them that there are better places than the Esplanade to show off their cars.

"It also demonstrates that driving can still be fun in the proper environment whilst putting across our message that anti-social driving is unacceptable in the local community."

Councillor Alice Soper, whose constituency includes the Esplanade, said the scheme was part of the ongoing work to "find a solution to the boy racer problem".

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