Curbing illegal street racing

@SirPyan (430)
Malaysia
January 14, 2007 6:56am CST
Hello all. Illegal street racing probably happens in many country across the globe. I would like to discuss about it by telling about the situation in my country. According to the recent survey, Malaysia was ranked top 5 in the world most highest rate of illegal street racing. Here, the most obvious racing involves motocycles. These riders are called "Rempit" and they roam the streets at midnight. Some of them are as young as early teenage and several are above 25. The fact that they ride dangerously also bring harm to other motorist on the road as well. Many steps have been taken by law enforcer and government to curb these culprits since many years ago, but they just seems unstoppable. So how about sharing you experience or suggestion about this phenomenon.
2 responses
• Greece
15 Jan 07
Racing - Illegal racing could harm the racer and people arround there considering the safety equipment are not fulfilled
it used to happen on my city too. That was 3 place that always full&crowd by teenage. Sometimes it took a victim on that race. Finally the policeman get disturbed of many report announced on newspaper from people arround that area. So the police periodically make razia to clean them up:D
@SirPyan (430)
• Malaysia
17 Jan 07
Yup, I think our country share the same problems. There are already many steps taken to reduce the involvement of teenagers in illegal street racing. For example, they open up the motocycle racing circuit to the public, and give then chances to participate with very low fee. But these steps just can't seem to stop, it just got worse everyday.
@wepay2 (347)
• Australia
14 Jan 07
your duty as a citizen is to report them not join inwit them
@SirPyan (430)
• Malaysia
14 Jan 07
Well, actually many people might already reported about this to the authority whenever they saw them racing. But most of the time they always managed to avoid the cops. Once when I was returning home, cops were holding a road block to check the motorist. The roads around that area were calm, no racing. After I passed through the road block around several miles ahead, amazingly many of the illegal racers are gathering around to start their race. They somehow know where the cops are holding road blocks and manage to avoid them. I guess their information network can't be underestimated.
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