21 Apr 2010

Night-time driving bans may be extended

9:10 am on 21 April 2010

Christchurch City Council is considering making it illegal to drive on some city streets every night of the week to clamp down on boy racers.

Bans are already in place in some industrial areas, but are imposed only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Police say a week-long rule would give them a consistent approach for dealing with troublemakers in those areas.

City councillor Yani Johanson says the move is unnecessary and portrays Christchurch as an unsafe city.

He says the move will not address the real problem as the boy racers will simply move to new neighbourhoods.

Councillors will vote on the policy change on Thursday.