Milwaukee's Common Council approves new street racing regulation that targets spectators

MILWAUKEE -- The Common Council unanimously passed an ordinance targeting spectators at illegal race contests or exhibitions of speed this week.

The intent of the legislation is to prevent illegal street racing and spectating of these illegal events, according to lead sponsor Alderwoman Chantia Lewis.

The resolution defines spectator as “any person who is present at a racing event for viewing, observing, watching or witnessing the event as it progresses.” 

The measure also prohibits the spectating of race preparation. Preparation includes arriving with a group at a predetermined location, impeding the free use of a roadway verbally or physically, as well as revving up and spinning tires prior to a race. Under the resolution, spectating fines will range from $20 to $400.

 

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