FALLBROOK – Authorities announced today, Mon., July 14 that multiple agencies are combining their power to incidences of street racing that have been taking place in the Interstate 15 corridor from Fallbrook to Escondido.
The California Highway Patrol (Oceanside office), San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, and Escondido Police Department will work together to conducting ongoing street racing enforcement operations.
The three participating agencies will add extra patrols in the area to focus on illegal street racing. This ongoing joint operation is intended to send a message to drivers that illegal street racing will not be tolerated in North San Diego County.
According to officials, street racing is extremely dangerous, both to participants and onlookers, with death or serious injury a frequent consequence.
Motorists traveling at an unsafe speed are consistently found to be the number one primary collision factor (PCF) in injury collisions in California; it is among the top three PCFs when it comes to fatal collisions.
Authorities want to remind the public that street racing is always illegal. The CHP actively investigates street racing and takes enforcement action whenever possible.
Officials said public concern “makes a big difference.” Anyone who hears about a street race, planned or already conducted, is asked to call the CHP promptly.