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Street racing community forum

Video Credit: 23ABC News | Bakersfield
Published on January 21, 2020 - Duration: 02:43s
Street racing community forum
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Street racing community forum

WILL BE HELD ATINDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL.23ABC'S DANIELA GARRIDO HAS MOREON WHY THE BAKERSFIELDPOLICE DEPARTMENT IS DOINGTHESE.THE BAKERSFIELD POLICEDEPARTMENT HAS BEEN CRACKINGDOWN ON STREET RACING.THIS MONTH, THEY'VE HELD MAXIMUMENFORCEMENTPERIODS EVERY WEEKEND RESULTINGIN 26 CITATIONS.AT TONIGHT'S COMMUNITY MEETING-- THEY WILL BEDISCUSSING WHAT EFFORTS THE B-P-D IS MAKING MOVINGFORWARD.LAST WEEK, THE BAKERSFIELDPOLICE DEPARTMENTHELD A VIRTUAL FORUM ON ITSFACEBOOK PAGE TO TALK ABOUTSTREET RACING IN THE CITY.INTERIM CHIEF GREGTERRY/BAKERSFIELD POLICEDEPARTMENT: "5,000 CALLS A YEARREGARDING STREET RACING.IT IS A CITY WIDE ISSUE.

MOREPROMINENT IN CERTAIN AREAS OFTHE CITY."OVER 200 PEOPLE COMMENTED ON THEVIDEO..

MANY RAISINGCONCERNS FOR THEIR NEIGHBORHOODAREAS.SGT.

MIKE ALLRED/ BAKERSFIELDPOLICE DEPARTMENT: "ATTHE KOHLS ON GOSFORD, THE SOCCERPARK OUT ON ASHE AND TAFTHIGHWAY, THE DISCOUNT STORE ONWHITE..

THOSE ARE JUST SOMEOF THE REPRESENTATION S WHERE WEDO ENFORCEMENTOPERATIONS HAVE"IN NOVEMBER A DEADLY CRASHINVOLVING ILLEGAL STREETRACING HAPPENED IN COUNCILMEMBERCHRIS PARLIER'SWARD..A 57-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS KILLEDAFTER BEING HIT BY ADRIVER REPORTEDLY GOING 133MILES PER HOUR..CHRIS PARLIER/COUNCIL MEMBER:"WE HAD A TRAGEDY THATHAPPENED IN OUR COMMUNITY AND ITREALLY BROUGHT THIS TOTO LIGHT..

ILLEGAL STREETRACING"THE BPD WANTS TO MAKE SURE THISDOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN BYREMINDING THE COMMUNITY OF THECONSEQUENCESOF STREET RACING THROUGH THEIRCOMMUNITY FORUMS.SGT.

KEN SPORER/BAKERSFI ELDPOLICE DEPARTMENT:"CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG BUTBOTH EXHIBITION SPEED ANDRECKLESS DRIVING ARE ANAUTOMATIC 30 DAY IMPOUND..

YES,THERE ARE CERTAIN CRITERIA BUT A30 DAY IMPOUND WOULDMEAN THE EXPENSE OF GETTING YOURCAR OUT AND THEEXPENSE OF THE FINE"COLE MCKNIGHT/DISTRI CTATTORNEY'S OFFICE: "AN AIDERAND A BETTER CAN BE GUILTY UNDERTHIS VEHICLE CODE SECTION ASWELL..

SOMEONE THAT ENCOURAGESSOMEONE TOENGAGE IN A SPEEDING CONTEST"AND THAT ENFORCEMENT PERIODS AREJUST A SMALL PART OFTHE EFFORTS."THE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S GOALWITH THIS ISSUE IS TO TRYTO DEVELOP STRONG ACTIVEPARTNERSHIPS WITH PEOPLETHAT HAVE A STRONG DRIVE ANDINTEREST IN THIS ACTIVITY..ENFORCEMENT IS A PART OF THISBUT WE ARE LOOKING FORLONG LASTING SOLUTIONS THATELIMINATES THIS FROM OURSTREET"TONIGHT'S COMMUNITY FORUM WILLHAPPEN ATINDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL FROM 6P.M.

TO 8 P.M.

AND WILLFOCUS ON ILLEGAL STREET RACINGIN THE SOUTHWEST.THE CITY AND POLICE DEPARTMENTDO PLAN TO HOLDOTHER COMMUNITY FORUMS INDIFFERENT AREASTHIS YEAR.LIVE IN STUDIO, DANIELA GARRIOD,23 ABC NEWS CONNECTING YOU.THE COMMUNITY OF MCFARLAND IS

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