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Edmonton Police add Mustang to fleet

Police to use car with Street Legal Program

The Edmonton Police Service has added some muscle to its fleet.

The Blue Line Racing Association
hopes the 2009 Mustang - donated by Freedom Ford - will attract more street racers to the Street Legal program.



“Although we have been successful in
encouraging responsible driving habits and have seen an increase in the
number of participants at Castrol Raceway, there is still a large group
of car enthusiasts that we need to reach," Constable
Keane Block says in a release.



The Street Legal Program has three other cars: a 1972 Plymouth Duster, 2003 Hyundai Tiburon and 2008 Dodge Challenger.



Blue Line Racing Association is a nonprofit organization run by
a volunteer group of Edmonton Police Service officers. It's funded solely by community
partners.

Through such programs as Street Legal the association hopes
to reach young people between the ages of 14 to 25.



Together with the operators of Castrol Raceway, between 20 to 22
Street Legal races are held each year. Each event attracts about 1,500
spectators and 175 participants.

Among other things the group hopes to
foster responsible driving on the street, awareness of the hazards of
street racing, and cultivate a positive relationship with the Edmonton
Police Service.

 
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