A new ordinance proposed to the Dallas City Council this week would allow police to impound cars used in illegal street racing and penalize spectators.

City Councilman Chad West commented:

A proposed ordinance to help crack down on illegal street racing sailed through Public Safety Committee today. It will be presented to Council for full consideration hopefully later this month though we do not yet have a date. Please continue to share your concerns and call the police if you observe street racing.

If approved, authorities could seize cars suspected of violating the ordinance. If car owners are caught at an illegal event without insurance, their vehicles could also be confiscated. Spectators could be fined up to $500.

The proposed ordinance comes after several high-profile street takeovers in Oak Cliff, as well as several deaths caused by street-racing in Dallas.