Hey, here's a great idea: Let's crack down on illegal street racing in Houston, and this time let's do it (this is the best part) by arresting people who are actually caught while racing illegally.
Lt. Shannon Broze, who oversees HPD's traffic enforcement, was told by Police Chief C.O. Bradford to implement the plan to deal with the street-racing problem. She wouldn't give specifics, but she said patrol officers from every patrol division in Houston were placed on Westheimer on Saturday and will be there indefinitely.
"Drag racing on Westheimer has been an ongoing problem that's been addressed by units here at Westside, but they're needing more help, and that's why the chief's sending more units to help them out," Broze said.
She said police are basically running high-visibility traffic enforcement. The strategy is to scare street racers and would-be racers with the threat of tickets and arrests.
"First and foremost, we're focusing on racers; second, aggressive driving; and third, any moving violations that we see," she said.