Finweek English Edition - - FEEDBACK - James Men­tor

I en­joyed the ar­ti­cle about the Ghost Squad ( Fin­week, 22 Au­gust is­sue) and just won­dered what the City [of Cape Town] and the national Depart­ment of Trans­port are do­ing about this very sick­en­ing (and danger­ous) sport that is be­com­ing a nor­mal phe­nom­e­non in our so­ci­ety.

I main­tain that leg­is­la­tion should be in­tro­duced whereby when a driver is caught driv­ing reck­lessly and tak­ing part in drag rac­ing, their car should be con­fis­cated by the State and the driver’s li­cence should be re­voked im­me­di­ately. The driver should be locked up im­me­di­ately too.

In our lo­cal area of Grassy Park and sur­rounds we have seen many a miss and many se­ri­ous ac­ci­dents as a re­sult of drag rac­ing, in­clud­ing lives lost in the process.

It would be in­ter­est­ing to take this mat­ter up with the re­spec­tive au­thor­i­ties un­til the leg­is­la­tion is changed.

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