Asian Pacific Islander Community Outreach - Illegal Street Racing

Street Racing Task Force

​There is a growing concern for the increase of incidents of illegal street racings that are being reported by the public. Currently, there are various task forces that are developed by the CHP to reduce and prevent illegal street racings.

Officers from the Santa Fe Springs Area (550) have specialized training from the Bureau of Automobile Repair (BAR) and worked jointly with the Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department to crack down on illegal street racing. "Street Racing Task Force" was created with a minimum of 12 officers. On a recent weekend evening, the task force issued 300 citations, impound 50 vehicles, and arrest 20 individuals.

"Side Show Detail" was created by the Oakland Area (370), in conjunction with the Oakland Police Department. It was created to reduce criminal activities, including illegal street racing, on freeways and city roads. On a weekend evening, 150 citations, 80 vehicle impounds, and 30 arrests are typical.

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​There are many reasons that contribute to street racing by younger generations. These include, but are not limited to:

  • ​Fame

  • Thrill

  • Cool

  • Fun

  • Anger

  • Face

  • Media influence

​On the other hand, most people do not realize the consequences of engaging in illegal street racing. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Death and injury (self and others)

  • Arrest (Misdemeanor/Felony)

  • Jail time

  • Fines

  • Driver license suspension

  • Vehicle impound

  • A permanent arrest record

Report Illegal Street Racing


The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will not tolerate illegal street racing that occurs on local, county, or state highways. If you see any person that engages in such activity, contact us at 1-800-TELL-CHP.


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