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Red light for Killarney?

2013-06-05 08:00

WILL IT END?: ENCA has filmed a video about residents complaining about the noise pollution coming from Killarney race track outside Cape Town. Image: Youtube

Every few years residents surrounding the Killarney Race Track just outside Cape Town complain about the noise pollution coming from the track.

eNews Channel Africa (ENCA) spoke to some residents who have a difficult time dealing with the noise being emitted from the track on race days and nights. They also interviewed some racers and spectators at the track. Hear what they had to say in the video.

Watch the video

The Killarney circuit might only be about 53 years old, but its racing heritage dates back to 1928 - long before any of the development took place around it. When the track was built many years ago, it was about the only thing that side of the Cape and far away from any residential areas.

Over the years, housing projects and developments have grown closer and closer around it yet fingers are pointed at an institution that has been there for decades. It's the only race track in Cape Town to accompany various motorsport racing, with Friday night events such as Street2Strip being implemented in a bid to get illegal racing off the streets.

Should Killarney see the end of its days or should the residents think twice about complaining since they chose to live in an area around a noisy race track?

Wheels24 says what do you expect if you live next to a race track? Email us and we'll publish your thoughts or use the Readers' Comments section below...
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