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14A wo,oes,ay. Nov. 7. 2o01 From Page One CHP: Asking for public's help in videotaping speeding Continued from page 1A the roads safe for others. As a new transfer from the While Quincy doesn't sup- the offense over to the dis- In an attempt to help the San Diego area, Parrott port those numbers, the game trict attorney for investiga- public and other efficers knows all too well the haz- is just as dangerous and the tion. identify the drivers and their ards created when inexperi- consequences exactly the And, once the driver re- vehicles, ' Parrott pho- ence t ivers get behind the same. ceives three moving viola- tographs them during a stop. wheel anti-drive fast. Parrott and other members The Quincy area CHP has Coming from an urban of the Quincy area CHP are tions, the judge can suspend also photographed some ofarea where racing was a pop- dealing primarily with teens driving privileges. But, as teens listen to radio the vehicles in the parking ular, illegal event, Parrott who like to drive over the traffic and drive by the Quin- lot at QHS. was called in to deal with speed limit, as well as racers. cy post to check out who's on In researching this activi- many serious accidents and Until the CHP was given duty, it is often difficult for ty, Rude said it is legal, tragedies that didn't need to approval to use radar on happen. Quincy Junction Road, that the officers to make the stops they want to make. Who's Involved One event stands out in his near-straightaway was the '1 encourage people to "It's the same eight cars" memory; he was called in to chosen "go fast" area for CHP officers consistentlyassist when one particular teens. call," Rude said, appealing to residents to help curb the deal with, explained Parrott. race ended with both vehicles Until then, Rude said his problem, protect drivers and Most of the teens are in veering off into a crowd of by- office was receiving 4-5 com- their passengers, and keep high school, he added, standers, killing 11. plaints a week. any Plus, get a BONUS U.S. Savings Bond with Perfect Sleeper 499. or more! That ended when a QHS tion drivin student rolledhis parents' ve- donuts that are hicle at 95 mph, ejectingfun. three passengers and serious- One of the new ly injuring two of them, Par- however, ha rott said. Highway 70, "So that's huge for us," It was a Rude said about gaining the race, according tot use of radar on that road. ricers. While radar put an end toTeens blocked fast speeds along the Quincy way at each end Junction Road stretch, itracers access to didn't stop teens and their de- Scanners were sire to drive fast. They just on the location moved on to new areas, vehicles. Snake Lake is a popular area, Parrott said. There, rac- Illegal ing and speed don't seem to Looking at the be the problem; it's exhibi- particular own, Rude the "biggest toy ceived so far And, as teens the stock are the same: to go fast, and than anything else. While the ered, louder are usually Purchasing turn a little Honda small car into a mance vehicle, their time and theirs In modifying Parrott said the erally tend to go of tires. takes down He added that, ill one of these sence of fancy ri front tires while the rear, is one cause they go : many tires, gets Having front for traction also popular, plained. Along with other tions, some of installed systems trous oxide pure making the ter and purer. While the teens speed out of the also are known to up more fre When asked gality of having ide also as laughing gas dentists in some said the tremely small. The smart th fore mo( is to check with fice first, Rude said. SALE TWIN EA.PC .... 99. FULL sET .... 259. KING sET ...449. PERFECT SLEEPER SALE TWIN EA.PC...149. FULL SET ..... 359. QUEEN SET KING sET .... 599. PERFECT SLEEPER Luxury or Extra Firm SALE TWIN SET .... 499. FULL sET ..... 549. KING sET .... 899. Attitudes While fluence of doesn't usually the case with vers, their are a problem. Knowingly law and going great lengths to of the problem. Even some of have a cavalier along with it," Some parents their teens are the kinds being charged think the CHP the kids alone. Frequently, bc and teenage the CHP is ing them. "These kids harassing them,"i "They've to bY illegal vehicles," highway patrol people just to stop "We don't force the vehicl rott added. all the laws. Rude said the armed with their ners, so where law cers are located. "They knoW us there are," "They know cars." Driving past see if the parking lot one driver to, he said. Tickets for tion and are just the "The worst is to have to go mom and them that but your said, speaking ence. Or, telling their teen haS and charged crime because died or been jured in a their child,