A High Court Order has been obtained that forbids any person from taking part in “street racing” (racing or performing stunts, involving cars or motor cycles or any motor vehicle ) or from promoting or organising street cruising gatherings to take place on public highways or any area to which the public has access. This includes drivers, passengers, spectators and organisers.
The Order will be in force from 24th October 2016 for three years covering the whole city. It is important to note there is no time restriction on this order and offences can take place of any time of the day or night. Posters will be on display in various locations across the city, raising awareness of the injunction inlcuding at local petrol stations.
There is also a similiar injunction in place covering Solihull. Further information on this order can be found here.
Offenders risk being arrested. If caught, participants can expect driving bans and fines of up to £5,000 fine and can have their vehicle seized and crushed! Adults breaching the High Court Injunction can face up to 2 years imprisonment and youths can be fined and have their assets seized for contempt of court.
Birmingham City Council and its partners will also consider tenancy enforcement action for tenants or family members identified as being offenders in breach of this High Court Injunction.
Members of the public are urged to contact West Midlands Police on 101 if they have any information on those involved in street-cruising in the city. It's important to note details such as vehicle registration number, driver details, vehicle or bike details wherever possible and it is safe to do so.