New Crack Down Announced on City Racing!

Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall councils and West Midlands Police have announced plans to apply for a new High Court injunction to ban “street racing” in the Black Country.
If granted, the injunction would forbid people from participating in, attending, promoting, organising or publicising a street racing event. Anyone ignoring the injunction could be arrested, face penalties such as up to two years’ imprisonment or an unlimited fine, or have their assets seized. For the purposes of the application, street racing is defined as the act of drivers of cars, motorbikes or quadbikes meeting to race or show off in their vehicles.

The councils are expected to issue proceedings in a few weeks’ time, with a court date likely to be later this summer or early autumn. The application is being led by the City of Wolverhampton Council, as was the previous successful application for an injunction which was in force from 2015-2021.

People are invited to submit comments and observations regarding street racing and the application for a new injunction by emailing; if you have anything to share from your ward, please do so as soon as possible; comments received may be presented as evidence to the High Court. Incidents of street racing should be reported via or to West Midlands Police on 101. In an emergency, always dial 999.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more