Safety first: Enforcement and statistics show illegal street racing is down in Victorville.

Staff Reports

The aftermath of street racing.

(Victorville)– A recent traffic traffic enforcement operation showed that the problem of illegal street racing is diminishing in the City of Victorville. The positive news are the result of the hard work of the Victorville Police Department and the local office of the Highway Patrol.

“On Friday, November 12, 2010, at 8:00 p.m., deputies from the Victorville Police Station and officers from the Victorville office of the California Highway Patrol teamed up in an enforcement operation to address concerns of non-sanctioned gatherings in the commercial parking lot located at Bear Valley Road and Amargosa Road.” Victorville Police Department spokeswoman Karen Hunt said.

Generally, these gatherings have involved reckless driving, speed contests, and the operation of unlawfully altered vehicles.  These violations occur in the vicinity of businesses during operating hours and an unnecessary danger to the public.  The enforcement operation resulted in just fewer than 20 citations being issued and 11 vehicles being towed.

Traffic citations issued were for violations ranging from California Vehicle Code section 23103(b), reckless driving in an off-street parking facility, to other violations including speeding, exhibition of speed and street racing.

Hunt said the police Department will continue to have zero tolerance on activities that pose an unnecessary danger to  residents.

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