Police reveal why Fresno street racing is so dangerous

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Law enforcement and lawmakers gathered in Fresno on Friday to remind locals of the dangers – and consequences – of street racing.

“There is not a weekend that goes by where there is not a street race or sideshow happening in California,” said Assemblymember Vince Fong.

According to the California Highway Patrol, officers responded to more than 29,000 calls for service related to street racing and sideshow activities in 2021. That’s up from 3,500 in 2019.

“These incidents often lead to violent vehicle collisions, often resulting in the loss of life to only the participants but innocent bystanders,” said CHP Chief Ceto Ortiz.