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He stressed that many car enthusiasts do not street race. But the gatherings of dozens of cars in parking lots "kind of like a car show type of thing," he said result in litter and Burberry Clutch Wallet
fuel lines and fuel systems. Missing front or rear bumpers, and tinted front side windows also are common modifications.
"It was just as successful as last week," police spokesman Sgt. Joe Grubbs said of the most recent effort by about a dozen of the traffic detail's officers. "We're keeping the pressure on."
Police had received numerous complaints from business owners Prada Wallet Crossbody and residents about illegal street racing and reckless driving, plus loitering, littering and highway obstruction prior to the Nov. 16 interdiction. More importantly, at least three people had died in Bakersfield including a pedestrian in suspected street racing incidents since July.
Saturday night, all three were Japanese imports, the preferred cars of street racers because of their affordability and the plethora of modifying parts locally and online. All the cars cited had illegal engine modifications, like an open air filter, which violates California Vehicle Code Section 27156 prohibiting modifications that increase motor vehicle emissions.
He said the lack of modified cars in the usual staging areas Saturday night could have been caused by alerts on social media among racers to avoid gathering that night.
BPD officers can order vehicles inspected at any time, Grubbs said.
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"The problem is when that balance shifts to where it becomes an illegal activity."
On. Nov. 16, police found between 200 and 300 modified cars in the Kohl's parking lot and near the intersection of Ming Avenue and Wible Road. Those spots served as impromptu staging areas for vehicles with illegal engine modifications, unlawfully tinted windows, open element air filters and a host of other customized alterations that violate one or more of a laundry list of state regulations.
Illegal street racing is slowed
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that about 49 people suffer injuries in street racing accidents per 1,000 participants.
long black tire marks from cars peeling out, nuisances that lead businesses to complain to the BPD, like Kohl's and others have done.
Additionally, six cars were impounded, one driver was charged with DUI and another was arrested for violating a citation from a week earlier.
He stopped his car a hundred yards away. Within minutes, most of the cars left, and Grubbs drove on.
City roads in the southwest are most popular because they are long and straight, such as Gosford, portions of which are three lanes in each direction. Saturday, nodding at a half dozen modified cars and their drivers. "They have rights to do legal things in the community.
During the next hour Grubbs stopped at three southwest locations where officers with the department's traffic detail had pulled over modified cars.
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And police still issued another 62 citations in southwest Bakersfield during a four hour effort extending into Sunday morning.
Town and Country Village shopping center: dark.
Among the citations, 25 drivers were issued "nonoperative orders," meaning their cars require inspection by the state Bureau of Automotive Repair. The rest received tickets ranging from tinted taillights to moving violations.
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