WC cops clamp down on street racing

Illegal drag racers could now have their vehicles impounded if caught.

FILE. Illegal drag racers in Cape Town could now have their vehicles impounded if caught. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Illegal drag racers in Cape Town could soon have their vehicles impounded if they are caught.

Cape Town city bosses are investigating tougher action against street racers and new regulations will allow for the possible impoundment of their vehicles.

The city's JP Smith says it's all aimed at curbing road crashes.

"If your vehicle is impounded you pay to have it released to you. In certain cases that will require compliance with other provisions in the act, we will want to see that you've addressed the fine. "