We often hear of stupidity on the roads here, and sometimes the recklessness is so extreme that it’s fatal, whether it’s drivers drunk and/or drugged, or kamikaze drivers going headlong the wrong-way on motorways, but we haven’t often heard of full-on car races. Now, however, Tráfico is investigating a case of the TF1 being used by racer drivers in souped-up cars occupying all three southbound lanes between Las Caletillas and Candelaria, driving slowly until a given point and then speeding off in race formation after a given signal.
Police say that the drivers of the three cars are around 30 years of age and two are locals of La Laguna and Los Realejos: the third apparently comes from Fuerteventura. Their race took place at the end of last year, and Mirame TV has this video of part of it. Clearly there is a cameraman involved too in addition to the three drivers!