April 16, 2006 - Posted at 11:36 a.m. CST
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Police in Kansas City are taking a new
tack to cut down on dangerous street racing: they're cracking down
on their audience.
Police are working to change the city ordinance to make it
illegal to watch car races on streets and highways in Kansas City.
Violators would face six months in jail and a 500-dollar fine.
They won't share the details yet, but police are planning other
tactics for the summer months, when crowds typically turn out to
watch souped-up cars race.
Kansas troopers are also preparing saturation patrols to fight
all forms of aggressive driving.
Earlier this month, a former high school football coach was
killed on Interstate 35 when his truck was clipped by a 16-year-old
boy who investigators say was racing another teenager.