LAPD Dedicates Task Force To Crack Down On Illegal Street Racing 'Sideshows'With crowds shutting down busy intersections to watch cars burn rubber on Los Angeles streets with what seems to be increasing frequency, the Los Angeles Police Dept. has decided to dedicate a team officers to crack down on these so-called "sideshows."
CHP Cracks Down On Car Stunts, Sideshows in Compton, WillowbrookThe California Highway Patrol says it broke up two sideshows in Compton and Willowbrook where drivers shut down intersections to perform stunts.
Northern CA Bridge Shut Down By Street Stunt 'Sideshow'The California Highway Patrol posted a video of Sunday morning's incident on their Facebook page.
Deputies Find Only Smoke, Burnt Rubber From South LA Street TakeoverMore than 100 people had gathered to watch cars do donuts at high speed in the intersection. People were seen dancing and cheering as one car’s rear bumper veers by at high speed, forcing some to jump out of the way at times.
Hundreds Block LA-Area Streets For 'Sideshows' To Watch Cars Do BurnoutsThe tire marks are still visible at the intersection of West Duarte Road and South Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia, where 300-400 people were reportedly gathered watching cars do burnouts, sometimes coming dangerously close to spectators.
Street Racers Shut Down Busy Koreatown Intersection With Dangerous SideshowDrivers took to Crenshaw and Olympic boulevards shortly before 12 a.m. to perform donuts and spin-outs in the middle of the street.
Crowd Descends On Beverly Hills For Impromptu Exotic Car Display, StuntsPolice officers were on the scene, keeping most illicit activities from happening. But at least one social media post captured traffic being blocked while a car did donuts in an intersection.
Caught On Tape: Truck Does Donuts On Busy 210 FreewayThe CHP and LAPD got plenty of calls about these dangerous illegal car shows -- on the freeway and surface streets tonight.
The Fast And The Curious: CHP Forms Task Force To Crack Down On Potentially Deadly 'Sideshow' Street RacesThe California Highway Patrol is cracking down on so-called "sideshows," which can include everything from drag racing to modified vehicles doing burnouts right next eager crowds of onlookers.
Agencies Double Down On Illegal Street Stunts In Inland EmpireAuthorities were out in full force, cracking down on illegal racing sideshows in the Inland Empire over the weekend.
Police Crack Down As 'Sideshow' Drivers Shut Down Freeways To Perform DonutsThe practice, which brings traffic to a standstill, is known as a "sideshow". While drivers have been performing donuts for decades, the LAPD says that these sideshows only appeared recently, and that they are a problem.