Snapped today on my mobile phone – this is one of the new ‘No Cruising’ signs that have gone up around the four avenues that run around Christchurch’s inner city. Christchurch is well known for ‘boy racers’ cruising en masse around the inner city streets. If you live within a 2 km radius of the 4 avenues you will have been kept awake at some point with the high powered engines and the doof doof doof of their stereos (and the screeching sound of their burnouts). I pity the moteliers that have had to try and make a living on Bealey Avenue – who wants to stay somewhere that noisy? So Christchurch is so fed up with the noise that cruising is now banned in the inner city. Car enthusiasts (that’s what they like to call themselves) are not impressed. Well I was not impressed at by being woken up at 4am by three of them doing over 120 km in a 50 k zone being followed by a patrol car (listen up little boys, you are killing yourselves and others – so grow up, you are not in the movies, this is not a dukes of hazard episode, you are pathetic).