On Friday evenings, “run” lovers meet on the street from Spain to Toulouse (Haute-Garonne), a protracted and twin carriageway. An criminal activity at the origin of important noise air pollution which is held close to the Oncopole the place the patients can no longer take it.
The sound of heavy-duty engines and tires squealing on the tarmac echo in the center of the night time. It’s almost 3 a.m. on July 30, 2022 and Serge cannot sleep. This affected person of theToulouse Oncopole shares a video on a social community with this remark: “The calm of the night at the Oncopole!!! WHERE ARE THE POLICE???? and they come to line you up for a speeding of a few km/h. That it’s been an hour. I will sleep in an activity room which is quiet.”
He will not be the just one to be bothered by these noise nuisances. Several different patients handled on this institution, taking care of blood ailments reminiscent of leukemia and lymphoma, can’t discover sleep. All of them, nonetheless, want relaxation to face up to generally very intense chemotherapy.
Very repeatedly on Friday evenings, many amateurs of “runs” (races) and “rassos” (gatherings) meet close to the hospital, route d’Espagne. An artery appreciated for its lengthy straight traces, roundabouts and twin carriageways.
Many movies of these gatherings are shared on social networks, like these, courting from Friday, May 6, 2022:
Races, handbrakes, cracking exhaust pipes and smoking tires comply with each other under the eyes and cellphones of a big troop of spectators. In these photographs, it isn’t unusual to see National Police automobiles intervene throughout rallies or chase a automobile, typically with out success.
The regulation of August 3, 2018, nonetheless, reinforces the sanctions towards these rodeos motorized.
Art. L. 236-1 “The act of adopting, by means of a motorized land automobile, conduct deliberately repeating maneuvers constituting breaches of particular security or prudential obligations supplied for by the legislative and regulatory provisions of the this code in situations which compromise the security of street customers or which disturb public tranquility is punished by one yr’s imprisonment and a high quality of €15,000.Rules of the street
LAW n° 2018-701 of August 3, 2018 strengthening the struggle towards motorized rodeos
The subsequent morning, on the street and in the automotive parks, the tire tracks bear witness to those “wild rodeos“. On social networks, car and tuning lovers denounce a observe that offers a “bad image at runs“.
In January 2022, the Keeper of the Seals, Eric Dupond-Moretti introduced a rise of almost 40% in convictions associated to city rodeos in 4 years. In 2021, almost 1,400 convictions have been pronounced for acts of motorized rodeos.