Street racers lose driver's license after police undercover operation
Spectators ran to their cars when they saw a police flashing light (Police)
Eight participants and visitors to an illegal street race in Lelystad last Saturday night June 13th have to hand in their driving license due to serious speeding violations. They could be caught because the police used marked and unmarked police cars.
About a hundred cars had come to the street race on the IJsselmeerdijk. With unmarked cars (so without the police logo and stripes), officers mixed between the racers and spectators. According to the police, dozens of cars with roaring engines were ready at the starting position.
"Much of the group thought they were on a circuit” (Police)
In the meantime, a marked police car stopped a bit further and turned on the blue flashing lights.
"This immediately caused unrest within the audience," the police wrote on Facebook. "We saw various participants give the signal that everyone had to leave."
The group left, along with some inconspicuous police cars, heading for the highway, so wrote the police. “Arriving on the highway A6, a large part of the group believed themselves to be on a racing circuit: speeds well above 200 kilometers per hour, overtaking on the right, tailgating at intervals of no more than 3 meters at 180 kilometers per hour and ignoring all types’ road markings.”
Lost driver's license
One of the speeding offenders immediately lost his driving license. He was taken off the road because he drove 175 kilometers per hour at Almere-Poort, where a maximum speed of 100 applies. Seven others also drove more than 50 kilometers per hour too fast and therefore have to hand in their driving license, but they will receive their punishment by mail.
Police have also issued an unknown number of fines for minor offenses.