Don’t let ‘Fast Five’ inspire you to get a ticket!

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‘Fast Five’ is sure to cause a commotion with all adrenaline junkies and would-be street racers, but it would behoove you to not succumb to the overwhelming desire to speed out the theaters parking lot – and instead read how Texas has cracked down on illegal street racing over the past years:

2011 – January 13: Fort Bliss soldier raced at 90 mph
2011 – January 04: City council tables purchase of fire rescue vehicle
2010 – September 04: Street Racing Suspects Fight Back Against Arresting Officers
2010 – July 08: Police-supported drag racing event opens at TMS
2010 – June 24: One Man Escapes the Lure of Street Racing
2010 – April 06: Brownwood Police Reports: Racing Lands Two Motorcyclists in Jail
2010 – February 14: Harris County Sheriff’s Office gives warning to street racers
2010 – February 14: Local authorities crack down on street racing
2009 – October 12: Need for speed, call for safety: Strip offers racers a legal place to drag
2009 – September 11: Ex-officer races, safely
2009 – August 10: Star-Telegram writer learns drag racing lessons from Fort Worth mayor
2009 – July 02: Youths taking to Texas Motor Speedway thanks to Auto Mission
2009 – May 29: Texas Motor Speedway aims for fast and furious crowd with new drag racing program
2009 – May 05: POLICE REPORT: Dead-end street contributes to arrest
2009 – April 07: Longview Police conduct street race operation
2008 – November 20: Teens realize street racing risk
2008 – November 12: Curbing Street Racing
2008 – March 13: Deadly Street Racing Accident Lands Texas Man in Prison for 50 Years
2008 – August 1: Dallas Mavericks forward Josh Howard arrested for street racing
2007 – September 17: Racers Are More Brazen Now
2007 – September 17: Racing on city streets is harmless fun….or a deadly thrill ride?
2007 – July 12: Family pushes for street racing laws
2007 – March 12: Tyler police street racing sting
2006 – November 10: New Street Racing Trend Hits Houston
2006 – August 10: Police say drag racing comes with consequences
2004 – July 22: Tougher Laws, Police Crack Down On Street Racers
2004 – April 24: ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’: Street racing taking deadly toll
2004 – February 18: Street-Racing Culture Has Impact on Auto-Theft Rates, Says Texas Investigator.
2004 – January 22: Street racing law put to test
2004 – The State of Texas enacted harsher penalties for street racing
2002 – Houston Police Arrest 278 People Outside K-mart

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