Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date November 15, 2005
Contact Sergeant Skip Showalter
Phone (951) 351-6046

Illegal Street Racing Grant



Riverside, Ca- On November 16, 2005, at 10:00, officers from the Riverside Police Department will be meeting (at the Lincoln Station facility) with several agencies throughout Riverside County to discuss the problem of Illegal Street Racing. The Riverside Police Department was one of three agencies selected this year to share a $1.2 million traffic safety grant in connection with a major education and enforcement campaign targeting Illegal Street Racing.

The purpose of the meeting is to identify problem areas throughout the region and develop a strategy to combat racing. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.