But it’s not what you think. Since 2007, Florida police officers participate in a program called ‘Beat the Heat’ that was created to take racing out of the streets and into the track. Once a month, officers will race any ‘civilian’ driver over the age of 18 for 25$ which is the cost for participating in the drag race. The races take place at the County Line Drag Way in Miami and according to officials, since the program began in 2007 the has been a drastic reduction in illegal street racing in the area.
“We used to have races in the warehouse district almost every Friday, Saturday night. They’ve completely stopped,” told Just News Officer Ron Bradley with the Davie Police.
Via: Just News