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Visitors to a large, illegal street race in the harbor receive a letter at home: ‘We’re watching you!’ | Inland

About a hundred visitors to the large illegal street race in the Zeeland port area of ​​Vlissingen-Oost, last month, received a letter from the municipality of Borsele. It says that their car was seen at the ‘event’, and that something like that could have repercussions next time.




The street race on September 12 was a big happening. About 1,500 people came, some from deep in the country. The police were told that, but it was then too late to intervene with the small number of officers available.

Next time intervene in time and harder

The police did keep an eye on it. “Drones and cameras have also been deployed,” says Mayor Gerben Dijksterhuis of the municipality of Borsele. The races took place on the territory of that municipality. The observations made it possible to register the license plates of about a hundred cars parked along the road.

“We have sent a letter to the owners of those cars,” says Dijksterhuis. “It says: you were seen there, next time it may have consequences.” Fines have not been issued. “It was too late for that this time. We consult with the police about their information position. We should try to be aware of these kinds of plans next time, so that we can intervene in time and possibly more vigorously.”

There are not enough people for patrols

The roads in the port area are managed by North Sea Port. However, it is not about enforcement and can do little, says a spokesperson. And the police also see no direct task for themselves, a spokeswoman responds. For example, there is not enough capacity for patrolling the port area more often. The police are also committed to nip plans for street races in the bud.


Visitors to a large, illegal street race in the harbor receive a letter at home: ‘We’re watching you!’ | Inland
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