Illegal street racing and intersection takeover activities have seen a rise in the San Fernando Valley which ultimately impacts our communities and local businesses. While enforcement has been the primary method to curtail this dangerous activity, the City’s limited authority to increase fines and penalties, along with the overabundance of locations, makes law enforcement challenging.
Today, I introduced legislation to include a proactive approach using street design elements that make it difficult for drivers to conduct the type of street takeover and speed events that are endangering our communities. Enforcement cannot be the only solution. We need a coordinated effort of enforcement and traffic management strategies in areas known for illegal street racing.