Police aim to crack down on street racing during Woodward Dream Cruise
“There are places where people can race their cars and push the limits in a safe environment. It’s not out on the streets,” police chief Ryan Gagnon said. “Be responsible, be safe, have a great time this weekend, but also realize that tragic incidents can happen.”
Detroit residents fed up with street racing, dangerous stunts in neighborhood
Street racing and drifting have become somewhat of a rising trend in the city, with multiple videos surfacing of drivers taking over the streets. In one instance, a driver lost control and ran into Ms. Neal’s fence just feet away from her home.
Detroit father seriously injured after drag racing vehicles crash into his car, family says
DETROIT – A father in Detroit was seriously injured and requires several surgeries after a speeding car struck his vehicle. The family said the collision happened at the intersection of McGraw Avenue and Tarnow Street. They said he was sitting in his car and was about to get something to eat when the people speed racing lost control. “He was going to Detroit to actually take a part to his friend’s house, so he can fix his car. He stopped for some food,” said Ariel Resto Jr.Resto said the crash happened at about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Wayne County ordinance makes street racing a public nuisance
DETROIT – Street racing has been declared a public nuisance in southeastern Michigan’s Wayne County following a vote by county commissioners. The new ordinance allows police to impound vehicles and equipment used in street racing. County Executive Warren Evans said the new measure provides law enforcement with tools to help keep neighborhood streets safe. “For their own safety and for the safety of other motorists and pedestrians, would-be racers need to stay off Wayne County streets. “Street racing does endanger lives, has caused injuries, and fatalities and I have witnessed it first hand,” Evans said.
Detroit police create Drifting and Drag Racing Task Force in an effort to stop dangerous stunts
DETROIT As if the threat of COVID-19 wasnt bad enough, some people are choosing to gather for so-called drifting in Detroit. Video shows people standing close together, not wearing masks and risking being hit by out of control cars. The video is going viral on a site called Stoopid.READ: Detroit police seek driver who lost control doing donuts, injured 3 peopleThere was a driver doing donuts in the area of Livernois and West Warren around 2 a.m. on Monday morning. The driver lost control and police said four people watching were struck, two are in critical condition. Detroit police put together a new task force called the Drifting and Drag Racing Task Force to put a stop to the stunts.
Street racing leads to violent crash on Detroits west side
DETROIT Police said that a street race ended in a violent crash on Detroits west side. The crash sent debris flying all over the neighborhood. Witnesses said they were in the 96 and Livernois area when they saw a 1999 Grand Prix racing with a Kia Soul. The driver of the Grand Prix was going about 80 mph when it went out of control. Watch the video above for the full reportClick here for local crime reports
Dozens ticketed for violating social distancing order after police bust street racers in Detroit
DETROIT – Detroit police busted street racers Friday night, issuing more than 30 tickets for violations of coronavirus (COVID-19) social distancing rules. Police said they received multiple complaints about people street racing, drifting and driving recklessly in the area of I-96 and Warren Avenue on the city’s west side. Michigan’s stay-at-home order prohibits people from visiting with people who live in a different household. RELATED: What happens if you violate Michigan’s stay-at-home order? “We’re not going to have people getting killed on the street doing drag racing, drifting and generally driving recklessly.
Drivers block traffic driving donuts in Southwest Detroit
DETROIT – It’s another round of cars doing donuts on Detroit’s streets. The latest incident happened on Fort Street, in Southwest Detroit on Sunday. Both cars were holding up traffic, while people were watching and recording on their cell phones. When police arrived, a Detroit Police Cruiser started chasing a white Challenge, but is cut off by a black car. Moments later, multiple cars took off.
Could a legal place to do donuts curb dangerous stunts on Detroit roads? Drivers think so
DETROIT – Drivers who hit Detroit streets to perform stunts know it’s dangerous, and they want somewhere they can legally do donuts and burnouts. The documentary comes after two viral videos showed traffic stopped on Lodge Freeway and I-94 while drivers did donuts in the middle of the roadway last year. Drivers block traffic on I-94 in Detroit in December 2019. You put people’s lives at risk, extreme risk.”The documentary showed a clip of a car flipping and catching fire. Other videos showed people being hit by vehicles while trying to film them or standing in the audience.
‘We know it’s dangerous’: The drivers behind Detroit’s illegal car meetups, donut stunts
DETROIT – A documentary from Vice showcasing illegal car meetups and stunt driving on Detroit streets garnered hundreds of thousands of views in a matter of days. It comes after two viral videos showed traffic stopped on Lodge Freeway and I-94 while drivers did donuts in the middle of the roadway last year. At one point, drivers are shown doing donuts on I-94. Mahone said he wasn’t part of the I-94 stunt, but he did acknowledge that there have been incidents and the driving can be dangerous. The documentary showed a clip of a car flipping and catching fire.