Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021

 LA City Council OKs Plan To Deter Street Racing

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LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles City Council passed a motion Tuesday aimed at curbing illegal street racing by adding deterrents at common locations of races. The motion was introduced by Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, who noted that street racing typically happens in areas with wide, straight roads that have low levels of traffic and easy access to freeways and major roadways that allow participants to quickly disperse. Traffic calming measures—such as street humps, rumble strips, raised center medians, curb extensions, and traffic circles—could be engineered in these areas to deter racing, Rodriguez’s office said. The motion, which was seconded by Councilman Bob Blumenfield, instructed the Department of Transportation (LADOT), the Bureau of Street Services, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Street Racing Task Force, the Bureau of Engineering, and the Los Angeles Fire Department to collaborate on a report with recommendations for such measures that could be implemented in areas with frequent …

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