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Canterbury road policing manager Inspector Greg Cottam said they have seen an increase in the number of boy racers compared to alert level 3.
“We have seen more activity from that sort of community," he said.
“Everything’s probably returning to normal, which is disappointing because we still want people behaving. The reality is that Covid is still here.
“We did have staff focusing on that over the weekend. We’re seeing them popping up in the normal spots, at the airport and over in Lyttelton way,” he said.
Inspector Cottam said it is important drivers take the rules of level 2 seriously and police will be there to enforce them if they do not.
“If people are out and about, they’re still subject to the gatherings of no more than 10 and we’ll be enforcing the restrictions that are set down for that, along with any breaches of the Land Transport Act.”