The Gumball 3000, an international race of some of the fastest vehicles on the road, tore through Boston this past Wednesday. The road rally began in London May 1st continuing through Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, overseas to the United States through Boston, looping up into Canada and rounding back to end the seven day seven night race in New York.
Massachusetts state troopers ticketed drivers on I-93 north, Route 128 south, neat the route 3 interchange, and on Route 3 north and I-495 north. Eleven drivers were ticketed total, seven for speeding, one for taking photos while driving and another for excessive noise. Another couple tickets included failing to move for an emergency vehicle and a lane violation.
David Procopio, state police spokesman, said they consider the race a threat to public safety. Officials have been alerted throughout the United States and Canada along routes the Gumball 3000 drivers are expected to navigate. This has to make you wonder… how many tickets are these drivers written before crossing the finish line? Their next auto insurance premium is going to be through the roof!