Media Release 144
Street Racing & Exhibition Driving Enforcement
The Birmingham Police Department would like to provide a comprehensive update on the efforts to target street racing and exhibition driving in the City of Birmingham. Beginning in February 2021, we began to see an increase in street racing and exhibition driving. BPD has also been in communication with our community members that have expressed growing concerns of this issue mostly in the downtown area. We would like to provide statistics from the efforts our department has made to combat this concern. There have been multiple operations conducted where we have moved additional resources to problem areas to disrupt and cite those involved.
Over 700 citations have been written, 17 arrest made, 16 firearms recovered, and 19 vehicles have been towed. These actions have been directly correlated with street racing and exhibition driving.
If you observe street racing or exhibition driving contact 911 or 205-328-9311. You can also provide an anonymous tip through the BPD App available on Android/IOS Apple Devices. Simply type in Birmingham Police Department in the search engine of your app
store, download the app, and submit a tip. You can easily upload photos and videos captured on your cell phone. All tips are anonymous. Your information will not be shared, and you will not be contacted. The tips are routed directly to Crime Stoppers.
The Birmingham Police Department will continue efforts to disrupt street racing and exhibition driving in Birmingham. We would like to thank the community for providing tips and information to assist in our efforts.
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