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One racer’s proposal

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Dec. 20, 2007 at 6:00 pm |
December 20, 2007 6:00 pm

I had a story earlier this week about the potentially deadly game of street racing in Pierce County.

Two men have been killed in recent weeks after they got involved in impromptu street racing. Another young man spoke about the accident he got in while racing at 110 mph with a friend down a residential street.

A longtime street racer called Wednesday to offer a possible solution. The man, who’s now in his 30s, has been racing since he got his license.

He said the problem is never going to completely go away. However, he suggested that there be an organized place for street racers to go so they can scratch their itch. It’s the same idea as building skate parks for skateboard enthusiasts, he said.

“That is the place for it to be done,” he said. “The only answer I see is to provide some outlet.”

He said there are some places out there that drivers with money and resources can go to. I got the feeling he is proposing a place more accessible to the average joe.

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