According to a report in Malay Mail Online, the government of Kuala Lumpur is set to hold legal street racing in an attempt to curb the increasing problem of illegal street racing. According to Federal Territories Minister, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor the legalized street racing organized by the government is the less-evil alternative to the economical thrills of illegal street racing. Adnan said the government had previously organized racing in a closed-course facility but, apparently, the response was unfavorable, and the racers promptly returned to the illegal confines of street racing.

“We don’t want illegal racing but we want them to race in a specific place,” says Adnan. “If they want to race, it’s okay but we give them a place where we can control with safety barriers and all,” he explained.”

Adnan says that within a week’s time the government will provide a “car-free day”  when racing will take place at night. Read the full report here.