Lambton OPP warn racers to keep their cars on the track

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Lambton OPP say they’re ready to respond to any street racing in the community.

Over the last couple of weeks, OPP across the province have been dealing with large street racing rallies. Over 190 charges were laid after a car rally in Wasaga Beach in late August. Last weekend, over 1,000 cars converged on the beach town for another day of burning rubber and speeding through the streets.

The OPP and London Police have also been dealing with the problem in the Forest City.

Lambton OPP warn they are on the lookout for any unsanctioned car rallies here saying police are “prepared to deploy resources swiftly and effectively to deal with such drivers if they attend any of our communities.”

“As always, responsible, respectful, and lawful visitors are always welcome within Lambton County however, those looking to attend and jeopardize the safety of others in the community with dangerous and illegal actions should stay home,” writes Const. Jamie Bydeley in a news release.

Bydeley says there are no rallies planned in the area right now, but the OPP wants to send out a message to discourage the unsanctioned racing community from coming this way.