I am campaigning to get something done about illegal street racing in West Bromwich.
A High Court injunction against this activity has lapsed and won’t be renewed until April at the earliest, so I have been engaging with West Bromwich Police to make sure they are doing what they can to combat this and they have been very forthcoming with information and assistance. They have operations in place every weekend, however, the car cruisers are smart and highly organised too. They have a complex system of spotters and escape routes, drones, removal trucks, and even legal advisors. The situation is serious, and it requires a serious response.
It is clear that the Police need support. That support should be provided by Sandwell Council, however, it is simply not forthcoming. They won’t include me in their “task force” on car cruising, they have refused to close lanes on roads that are targeted for street racing overnight and won’t even consider things like average speed cameras for another 18 months! This simply isn’t acceptable.
Sign my petition calling for Sandwell Council to step up, close lanes overnight on affected roads, install average speed cameras and expand CCTV networks in West Bromwich to keep illegal street racing out of our town. The more voices add their weight to our campaign, the harder it will be for Sandwell Council to ignore us.