July 14, 2003
If at first you don't succeed

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.

Why, that's so crazy it just might work. What will they think of next?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 14, 2003 to K-Mart Kiddie Roundup | TrackBack

Nah, just arrest everyone at Sonic and K-Mart. Oops, K-Mart's closed now. Make that Wal-Mart, also in the general area. And maybe the nearby movie theater. That'll show the racers!

Posted by: Kevin Whited on July 14, 2003 3:49 PM

Naw you will never stop us. Cops dont scare us. We just think of it as a game.

Posted by: ???? on February 22, 2006 10:40 AM

Street racing is too good cops cant get us were to quik for em! especially wiv our nitrous

Posted by: racer x on August 25, 2006 3:30 PM

omg.. street racing is so dangerous, dont yall care about other people's lives?

Posted by: Nancy Ace on November 26, 2006 1:14 AM