Boy racers speed for road safety

Boy racers speed for road safety

A motoring safety scheme is offering young drivers the chance to race against a US policeman at the Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire.

Organisers of the event - The Fuzz And The Furious - hope it will encourage boy racers to swap speeding through the streets of towns and cities with racing in a controlled environment.

Event organiser and former street racer James Gilbert said: "In the US, the police are actively encouraging people to come to the track and race them. In the UK there is nothing like that. We are trying to cross bridges between the police and racing."

Lieutenant Tom Brown of the Texas Police Force, who was flown in to race against the teenagers, said: "We hope that the trial launch of The Fuzz And The Furious will demonstrate to UK police the benefits of the scheme that has proved such a legitimate crime prevention tool in the United States and beyond, as well as an invaluable way of building relationships between police and local communities."

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