As seen yesterday in the Canberra Times, the Car group known has “RushHour” has once again made it into the papers. This time on the front page.
- Internet videos purportedly from a Canberra street racing group show drivers taking part in illegal street racing, burnouts and go-karting at high speeds on suburban roads.
Police have condemned the footage, saying the racers are flirting with tragedy. While organisers of RusHHouR admit they are involved in illegal behaviour, but say street racing among the group is banned.
[ED – I thought it was rather old footage to be trying to hang a moral panic on]
Its nice to see that once again RushHour has been named as Street Racers, Once again this is not right. As previously Stressed once apon a time street racing was one thing that did happen but this was atleast 5 years ago and RushHour has tried its hardest to get a better name in canberra. Fighting and street racing is not apart of rush hour and the organisers go out of their way to provide the safest spot for the car group to meet out of the way of the community.
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Rush hour respects all the work that the police do and never try to weasel there way out of what goes on.
Can not stress more that NO STREET RACING AT ALL HAPPENS AT THE RUSH HOUR MEETINGS….
Maybe if they change the name to SlowHour people will stop thinking that we are a bunch of hoons that have nothing better to do with their time and start taking note of the things that Rushhour does like their charity cruises and legal track days to help better the community. But i dont think their is any chance of that happening.
Guess we just have to keep putting up with headlines like this instead of seeing ones like “Rushhour races $7000 for new born intensive care unit”.