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Roadracing consultation underway

Sunday racing being considered

There’s a sporting six from the Department of Infrastructure – which is posing questions about the future of road racing.

A public consultation is now underway about new road-racing laws being considered by government.

In it, the consultation asks six questions: from whether road racing should continue in future to whether people should be jailed instead of fined for going onto closed roads.

The proposed Road Races bill would update laws which date back more than thirty years.

In the consultation document, available on the government’s website gov.im, the Department of Infrastructure asks a series of questions.

It says it’s considering allowing Sunday racing – outlawed under 1982 laws, but they didn’t take into account the growth in Sunday trading by local businesses.

There are also questions about the powers of marshals and the number of prohibited areas around the Mountain Circuit.

Those who breach the law, meanwhile, could face up to six months in prison if they endanger others.

You have until Thursday, September 17 to submit your comments to the department.

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