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Elk Grove Street Racing Education Campaign
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Taking a Stand Against Illegal Street Racing in Elk Grove
The City of Elk Grove and Elk Grove Police Department have launched an education campaign to educate young drivers about the dangers and consequences of illegal street racing and exhibitions of speed in Elk Grove.
Partners, including the Elk Grove Unified School District, U.C. Davis Medical Center, driving schools, community groups and faith based organizations, will help send the message to young drivers that any type of exhibitionist speeding is an expensive – and potentially fatal – mistake.
The Elk Grove City Council recently enacted a sweeping zero-tolerance ordinance that targets street racers and those who watch them. The aggressive ordinance doubles the state guideline of impounding the vehicles of street racers – from 30 to 60 days. Not only does this separate the criminal drivers from their vehicles for a longer period of time, it also adds significant costs to the drivers and in some cases their parents.
The tough new laws also target spectators of speed contests on city streets, imposing up to a six month jail sentence and $1,000 fine for those within 200 feet – and even those who are knowingly present in advance of a speed exhibition.
|09-26-2006||In the Blink of an Eye: Dangers and Consequences of Illegal Street Racing and Exhibitions of Speed
- 03/06/07: SB 266 Motor Vehicle Speed Contest: Forfeiture
- 03/06/07: Sample letter: SB 266 – Motor vehicle speed contest: forfeiture SUPPORT
- 06/28/06: Street Racing Ordinance No. 33-2006
- 06/28/06: Street Racing Ordinance No. 34-2006
Related Press Releases:
- 09/21/06: Elk Grove Street Racing Education Campaign to Launch
- 09/11/06: City Builds Support for Tough Street Racing Proposal
- 08/26/06: Illegal Street Racing Crackdown
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