PPB Reminds Public About Illegal Street Racing (Photo)

October 09, 2021 09:06


The Portland Police Bureau has joined with our law enforcement partners to combat illegal and dangerous street racing. Police will be out enforcing a new city ordinance which provides additional tools to help stop this unsafe behavior.

PPB has released a new video about this ordinance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrAt64cihw4

A reminder that street racing is:

1. Unlawful street takeover event means an activity that is: a. Unpermitted;
b. Preplanned or contemporaneously coordinated by two or more persons; and
c. Involves one or more persons demonstrating, exhibiting, or comparing the maneuverability or power of one or more motor vehicles in a curved direction, in a circular direction, or around corners, including but not limited to by breaking traction in a curved or circular direction or around corners

2. A person commits the offense of an Unlawful Street Takeover if, in a public place or upon a highway, the person knowingly operates a motor vehicle while engaged in an unlawful street takeover event

3. 1. Highway means the entire width of a public right-of-way when any portion thereof is intended for motor vehicle movement or motor vehicle access to abutting property.

3.2. Public place means an area, whether publicly or privately owned, generally open to the public and includes, without limitation, the grounds surrounding buildings or dwellings, streets, sidewalks, bridges, tunnels, alleys, plazas, parks, driveways, and parking lots.



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