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New Laws In Effect Regarding Coordinated Street Takeovers

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Deerfield-news.com Deerfield Beach, Fl-A recent trend is coordinated street takeovers. Where motorists take over a complete street for racing and other driving stunts and close access to the public, South Florida seems to be the Capital of this phenomenon. From South Beach North it has become a problem for citizens and law enforcement. Videos are posted to local social media sites Tik-Tok,Facebook,Twitter/X, and Instagram.

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New changes have been made to the law surrounding “street takeovers.”
Starting July 1, the following changes were made to Florida’s Street Takeover law.
🚘 If you participate in a street takeover involving 10 or more cars (also known as a “coordinated street takeover”), you will be charged with a felony and fined between $2,500 to $4,000.
🚘 If you obstruct a police or fire vehicle responding to an emergency while racing, taking over a street or stunt driving, you will be charged with a felony and your driver’s license will be revoked for four years for any second or subsequent violation.
🚘 Police can seize your vehicle for forfeiture when the violation is a felony and your license will be revoked for two years.
🚘 Spectators will be charged with non-criminal traffic infractions and fined $400.
🚘 Any car used in a misdemeanor violation can be impounded for 30 business days, whether or not the person arrested is the registered owner of the vehicle.

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