States burn rubber to address street takeovers, racing

Legislation has been introduced in several states this year after a half-dozen passed laws in 2022.
A crashed vehicle is seen in Reno, Nev., early Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Hundreds of cars took over northern Nevada parking lots and intersections Friday night Sept. 30, and into Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, performing stunts in souped-up vehicles and leading to crashes and arrests, police said. Police beefed up nighttime staffing after social media posts urged people from San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, to come to the “sideshow” in Reno, Police Lt. Michael Browett said. (Lt. Michael Browett/Reno Police Department via AP)

Lawmakers are working to crack down on street racing and takeovers in response to growing alarm over the danger they cause. 

Legislation has been introduced in several states this year including Alabama, California, Georgia, Oregon, North Carolina and Washington, according to media reports and tracking by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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