‘Lift race age limit’

The West Australian - - NEWS - Dy­lan Ca­porn

State Op­po­si­tion Leader Mike Na­han has sup­ported a higher age limit for ju­nior drag rac­ers af­ter the death of Anita Broad at the week­end.

Dr Na­han said he was shocked when he heard a child as young as eight could op­er­ate a drag­ster.

“They’re very vi­o­lent, quick things,” he said. “I would think you’d put an age limit on that, ex­actly what (age) I can’t say.”

When asked whether the age limit should be higher than eight, Dr Na­han replied: “Yeah.”

“I mean that’s a lit­tle girl,” he said. “She shouldn’t be driv­ing a vi­o­lent ve­hi­cle like that.”

Dr Na­han’s com­ments came as Anita’s school paid trib­ute to the eight-year-old at a special as­sem­bly yes­ter­day.

Au­bin Grove Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Frank Pansini said that Anita was a “larger-thanlife” char­ac­ter.

“She had such an amaz­ing vi­tal­ity about her,” he said. “She was a kind and car­ing stu­dent.

“She was the sort of girl that any­body who knew her would love her.

“She was a special per­son. “It was im­por­tant that in a school like this where ev­ery­body wants to be able to do some­thing to hon­our the mem­ory of Anita, that we do some­thing as soon as pos­si­ble.”

Prin­ci­pal Frank Pansini.

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