Christchurch residents and businesses fed up with boy racers

The behaviour of drivers during the recent Aves Invasion in Christchurch is 
is worrying City Councillor Deon Swiggs

Christchurch Police handed out 177 traffic infringement notices and made one arrest as hundreds of boy racers descended on the city for the event.

"That behaviour is just not acceptable," Mr Swigs said.

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Mr Swiggs, a Central City Councillor, is now planning to meet with Police to work out how to curb this type of behavior.

"I just want to sound them out on what their response is and what they're going to be doing.

"So I can give some assurance to the moteilers that we're working with, especially here on Bealey where we are trying a light phasing on some of those busier nights.  And reassure the residents in the area as everybody expects to be safe on the roads," he told Newshub.

Mr Swiggs says central city buisness owners and residents are fed up

"We had one motelier come to me and say we had somebody here and they've just checked out because they couldn't cope with that type of activity around and a lot of people around here are talking about the noise it creates for young families and kids."

And with the organisers of last weekend's event already planning another at Easter - there may be a few sleepless nights ahead.



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