Oxnard: Enhanced Traffic Enforcement results in 29 citations, 1 vehicle towed, 3 vehicles referred to a State Emissions Referee

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., the Oxnard Police Department deployed specially trained personnel in response to recent complaints and traffic collisions related to illegal street racing, reckless driving, and unsafe vehicles operating on our roadways.  The police department has received complaints from community members of large numbers of modified vehicles gathering and disturbing at different locations around the city.  The Oxnard Police Traffic Unit has investigated five serious injury and fatal traffic collisions involving street racing, speeding, and unsafe driving this year.  

During the traffic enforcement operation, officers issued 29 citations and one vehicle was towed.  Three drivers were issued citations for modified emission violations and referred to the State Emissions Referee.   

Over the past several years, there has been an increased presence of these types of unsanctioned events in Oxnard and throughout the county. Street racing, drag racing, drifting, and other forms of unpermitted driving create a very dangerous environment for everyone on our roadways. The Oxnard Police Department will be taking a zero tolerance approach to this dangerous and potentially deadly illegal behavior. Those doing these acts will be subject to citations, vehicles being towed, and possibly arrested.

Violators driving modified vehicles will be referred to a State Referee, who will perform equipment inspections. State Referees will not sign off citations until a vehicle is in full compliance with the law.

It is the mission of the Oxnard Police Department to promote traffic safety and to reduce the number of collisions in our community.  The police department will continue these types of enforcement operations in an effort to make our roadways safer.  

If anyone has questions regarding this enforcement operation, please contact Senior Officer Jamie Brown @ jamie.brown@oxnardpd.org.

Officers Sergio Figueroa and Jose Diaz issuing citations for illegally modified vehicles. Photo Credits: Oxnard Police Department

 


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