A woman died Friday in West Hills after her vehicle was struck by an apparent street racer, police said.
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Typically taking place in uncrowded highways on city outskirts or in the countryside, some races are held in industrial complexes. It can either be spontaneous or well planned and coordinated. Well-coordinated races are planned in advance and often have people communicating via 2-way radio/citizens’ band radio and using police scanners and GPS units to mark locations of local police hot spots.
Opponents cite a lack of safety relative to sanctioned racing events, as well as legal repercussions arising from incidents, among street racing’s drawbacks.
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