North Rhine-Westphalia: “Car Friday”: first secured cars in NRW

North Rhine-Westphalia
“Car-Friday”: first safe cars in NRW

Good Friday is considered the start date for autoposer and tuner scene meetings. But this year, the police are going to great lengths to stop prohibited racing, vehicle manipulation and speeding.

Düsseldorf/Dortmund (dpa/lnw) – The police in numerous towns and districts in North Rhine-Westphalia have been trying to combat excesses on the scene of tuners and installers on the occasion of “Car Friday”. From noon, two cars and three motorcycles were secured during road checks in the Euskirchen district, according to the district police headquarters. Police were there early on Good Friday due to a scheduled meeting of the tuner scene at the Nürburgring to take action against prohibited racing, vehicle handling and speeding.

In some other places – for example in Düsseldorf, Dortmund and Duisburg – there were more checks from the afternoon. “We’re at the start, but so far it’s still calm,” a Dortmund police spokesman said late Friday afternoon – the city is seen as a meeting place main for the tuner and poser scene.

It was also still quiet in Duisburg at that time. But that could change by nightfall at the latest, said a police spokesperson on the spot. In the state capital, the police have planned a twelve-hour special operation due to “Car Friday”.

Good Friday is considered the start date for autoposer and tuner scene meetings. The Interior Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Herbert Reul (CDU), therefore recently announced strict traffic controls for this day. “Good Friday is a public holiday and not a free ticket for road threats. We will still be on the streets with many police officers this year and we will carry out more intensive checks,” he said in a statement from the Ministry of the Interior.

Repeat offenders of Poser are now threatened with a fine of 5,000 euros in Düsseldorf. If other people are endangered in the event of a repeat offence, the installers are even threatened with a fine of 10,000 euros.

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