West Fargo Police on lookout as street racing concerns mount

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(West Fargo, ND) -- Spring is officially here in the FM Metro, and that means warmer temperatures, but also cleared up roads and increased speeds on them.

"If it's a problem in Fargo, we expect it to be a problem here," said West Fargo Police Officer Wesley Booth, talking with WDAY Radio about street racing in the area.

The concern, according to Officer Booth at least recently, is more about motorcycles that are speeding around city streets with no care of what the number on speed limit signs read.

"We mostly see these situations happen during lunch hour, or after the evening commute wraps up," said Officer Booth. "There have only been a few cases so far, but we definitely want to get ahead of something that could result in a deadly incident."

The heightened awareness for street racing comes after city leadership in neighboring Fargo had several community meetings, as well as special law enforcement projects that included taking to the sky to deter and catch the 'Fast and Furious' wannabes.

As for what you can do to help? Officer Booth has a few suggestions.

"If you see some activity or notice a pattern of street racing, obviously don't try to stop it yourself," said Officer Booth. "Make sure to stay out of the way, take a description of what cars or vehicles you see, then give us a call so we can nip the issue in the bud."