First 'boy racer' car enters the crusher
Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:15a.m.
Police Minister Anne Tolley has pressed the button, crushing the first car under the 'boy racer' law.
Ms Tolley says the vehicle belongs to a young man who's hit the limit of three convictions for illegal street racing.
She believes the crushing, the first under boy racer laws, will send a clear message to the 116 young people sitting on their second strike.
"They will get caught, they will lose their cars and we will crush them."
Justice Minister Judith Collins put the law through Parliament in 2008 when she was Police Minister, earning the nickname 'Crusher'.
She says Ms Tolley will soon be busy with the crusher.
Ms Tolley says since the boy racer laws were introduced offences have reduced by 17 percent.
A scrap metal dealer in Lower Hutt carried out the penalty.
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22/06/2012 12:49:24 a.m.
would it be any different if they just sold your car or even gave it away? why don't towns operate a big open section of tarmac that could be run by volunteers where anyone can go to get it out of there system, i'm sure people have been asking for it for years!! and yes in some places there are places on a Friday and Saturday night you can go but they are setup with very little to NO help from any council or government support, its the car clubs who put the time and effort in. All this does is sound good on the news to there main voting audience who think it will actually help, when politicians and council members stop worrying about getting re-elected and actually start doing something constructive for a change then maybe we can see CHANGE... not random percentages that sound good but don't explain the big picture, why don't you hear the other side of the story from people who actually know what they are talking about. To often are these storys put on the news and they find some random Bogan to say something stupid to paint a picture and push someones agenda.
The news should be called OUR AGENDA because there is too many opinons and behind closed doors deals that go on, "you scratch my back ill scratch yours" and your just being silly if you think it doesn't happen, how do you think they get so much access to the police?
Well that's my rant
21/06/2012 6:31:54 p.m.
Shiree Smith wrote:
I wouldn't mind having my car crushed if it was that ugly :)
21/06/2012 6:12:03 p.m.
I support this. Boy-racing shouldn't be an ego booster for boy racing-it is life threatening for not only the driver and the passengers, but even more so for other drivers on the road. This is just my opinion but I believe this should be treated just as seriously as drunk driving. Boy-racing has the same potential for danger. I hope that crushing cars will finally get the message through.
21/06/2012 5:54:37 p.m.
What a waste of such a perfectly good car
21/06/2012 4:00:26 p.m.
This car should have been sold or donated to charity I am sure there are plenty of worthy people who need cars but can't afford to buy them, crushing something of value is just plain stupidity and not a great message to be sending. Rather than destroying why not create something for the youth. NZ is just for old grumpy people, so happy I moved to Aus where young people actually get a chance to blossom doing what they like to do without being cut down by the govt any chance they get.
21/06/2012 3:39:07 p.m.
michael aitken wrote:
thats not the first car first car is blue and red dx from milton
21/06/2012 2:56:43 p.m.
@ G Lewis. Wow. We don't sign over all rights when we ask for registration. If we did then Collins couldn't be guilty of theft because by your definition the boy has no rights.
That rambling rant may have made some sense if you had the intelligence to insert a comma or full stop occasionally. I guess the moderators let that through in order to demonstrate that even the deranged and poorly educated get to voice their opinion in this forum.
21/06/2012 2:07:11 p.m.
g lewis wrote:
hey thats a laff she only crushed the goverments car as we are only the keepers of cars as you sign all rights over when you ask for registration (regis to give up] and you all know it hope the boy changed it into her name as now she has comited the crime of theft lets see you so call news meadier put that up but like us you have to do what your told or they will shut you down tax revenue for the companys that run all countrys there will be a up rising pepole are getting pissed one day you will wake up!she will get nothing out of it none of them will lies only breeds decite whatch her progress in the next few years somthing bad will happen to one of hers in the future doing its one thing but to stand there with a smile on here face is another like shes never done anything wrong seem to remeber her getting legless a few times hey but we wont go there eh he and shes gonna die any way irronic she has the nickname crusha the lady that crushses the youth of to day instead of 5000 pokies why dont you spend mony on a mile of tarmac and let the youth get rid of wasted hormones what an amasing life pepole have that dont have to worry about anything judment day will come to us all but that lady will be hated for the next 60 years not but you not buy me as we soon for get but that young lad will hate her for ever they sent us to war at seventeen to kill pepole did it make a difference yes only to the ones that made the rules seventeen and killing and getting paid her time will come what a discusting woman wounder if she uses a out side loo in the cold at nisht yea right .......
21/06/2012 1:56:18 p.m.
And the moral of the story don't play silly games and your car won't get crushed. ha ha ha ha ha
21/06/2012 1:49:24 p.m.
dumb move just going to cause angry people in fast cars who are just simply going to not stop for the police witch = police chases and more dead people.... let us be!!!!!!!!!
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