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Boy racers take over city in Poland - Legal Street racing

Eighty miles from the capital Warsaw lies Lodz, famous in Poland for its film school but famous amongst locals for its illegal street races.

Magda says she used to meet other illegal street racers most evenings.

She said: "Every night when we can race on the streets, it's really really nice. We can meet together and race together."

Hundreds of people, sometimes thousands, would turn up to secret street racing events around the city.

Most would finish with a police raid along with several fines for the drivers.

Sergeant Kinga Krzeszewska from Lodz police says it was a big problem.

She said: "The speeds were really high, sometimes 250kph (155mph). It was a great danger not only for the drivers but also for the public."

She said there were no safety barriers and no way of checking whether the drivers had been drinking or taking drugs.

"A lot of the spectators

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Added: May-24-2008 
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