CHATSWORTH (CBSLA.com) – Rumble strips have been installed on a half-mile stretch of a popular street racing roadway in Chatsworth.
The rumble strips were completed this week by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation on the so-called “Canoga Speedway” on Plummer Street, between Canoga Avenue and Topanga Canyon Boulevard. The straight stretch is popular with street racers because it only has one stop sign.READ MORE: Mother, Daughter Face Murder Charges After Illegal Butt Implant Procedure Kills Aspiring Social Media Star Karissa Rajpaul
In February 2015, two bystanders were struck and killed during a street race in the area. The driver, Karen Balyn, was later sentenced to 12 years in prison.READ MORE: Man Shot, Killed By Signal Hill Police; LASD Investigating
Los Angeles City Councilor Mitchell Englander, who proposed the project, held a news conference Wednesday with Los Angeles police officials on Plummer Street to discuss the $14,000 pilot program.MORE NEWS: Pfizer Vaccine Safe For Kids 5-11, Study Finds
This is the first time rumble strips have been tried in L.A. to combat street racing.