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Tokyo police are cracking down on street racing by cracking down on racers' rest stops. It kind of makes sense: You can't keep racing all the time; after a while, even the most intrepid Hashiriya's head will turn to fish paste. And since police can't catch racers in the act, officials have slapped No Parking signs up around parking areas of the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway, places where racers traditionally rest before and after racing. According to some estimates, the action has cut the number of racers out on a typical night by up to 90%.

`No parking' signs reduce high-speed races in Tokyo [Asahi]

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