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Bucks MP’s street racing bill passes Pennsylvania House of Representatives

State Rep. KC Tomlinson’s bill would increase fines for street racing in Bucks County and throughout Pennsylvania.

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LOWER BUCKS COUNTY, PA – A bill to increase penalties for street racing has now passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and will now move on to a vote in the Senate.

House Representative Kathleen “KC” Tomlinson said her bill to increase penalties for people convicted of street racing passed the House by a vote of 177 to 25.

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House Bill 2266 would increase the current fine for street racing from $250 to $2,000 per violation. A second violation would result in the driver’s vehicle being taken away, preventing him from using it in future street racing.

The organizers of the road race would also be held accountable. This would update the current penalties in Title 75.

“I am very pleased that Bill 2266 passed the House of Representatives,” said Tomlinson. “The safety of my constituents is always my top priority. When I learned that there had been over 40 incidents in my district alone in the last year and a half, I knew we had to address this. Adults, children and police officers have been injured or even killed at these events. By increasing the penalties for those convicted of street racing, we will make our streets and police officers safer.”

House Bill 2266 will now move to the Senate for approval.

State Senator Frank Farry has introduced a similar bill, which passed the Senate and was sent to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for consideration.

State Representative Kathleen “KC” Tomlinson represents the 18th Congressional District. The district includes Bensalem Township and Hulmeville Borough.