PA House approves harsher penalties for those caught street racing

01 July 2024- Rep. K.C. Tomlinson (R-Bucks) last week announced that her legislation to increase penalties for individuals convicted of street racing passed the House by a 177-25 vote. 

House Bill 2266 would increase the current fine for street racing from $250 up to $2,000 per violation. On a second violation, the driver’s vehicle would be taken away to stop them from using it in future street races. Organizers of the street racing event would also be held accountable. This would update the current penalties outlined in Title 75. 

“I am thrilled to see House Bill 2266 pass the House,” said Tomlinson. “The safety of my constituents is always my top priority. When I learned that in my district alone we’ve had over 40 incidents in the last year and a half, I knew this was something we needed to address. Adults, children and law enforcement have been hurt or even killed at these events. By increasing the penalties for those convicted of street racing, we will keep both our streets and law enforcement safe.”

House Bill 2266 is now sent to the Senate for concurrence.