Street racing injunction review hearing next month
Published 25th April 2023
A review hearing will take place next month to consider whether the interim injunction banning ‘street racing’, also known as ‘car cruising’, in the Black Country should remain in force or be amended.
The High Court injunction prohibits people from participating, as a driver, a rider or a passenger, in a gathering of two or more people at which some of those present engage in motor racing or motor stunts or other dangerous or obstructive driving.
It covers the whole of the boroughs of Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton and anyone breaching it will be in contempt of court and could face penalties including imprisonment, a fine or an order to have their assets seized.
The interim injunction, which is served against ‘persons unknown’, was initially granted in December and reviewed in February.
A further hearing will take place at Birmingham District Registry, Civil Justice Centre, The Priory Courts, 33 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6DS on Monday 15 May 2023 at 10.30am to consider whether it should remain in force or be amended.
The application was led by the City of Wolverhampton Council on behalf of Dudley Council, Sandwell Council and Walsall Council, and supported by West Midlands Police.
For more information, including details of full terms of the interim injunction and evidence in support of the application, please visit the street racing injunction pages of the applicants:
- Sandwell Council street racing webpage
- Dudley Council webpage
- Walsall Council webpage
- Wolverhampton Council webpage
Incidents of street racing should be reported online to the council or to West Midlands Police on 101. In an emergency, always dial 999.