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To: Eric Adams, Donovan Richards, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Lavonda M. Wise

STOP the Reckless and Dangerous Drag Racing in Queens, NY!

STOP the Reckless and Dangerous Drag Racing in Queens, NY!

I write this letter as a Sunnyside resident and on behalf of all Queens County residents affected by the reckless endangerment of drag racing in the streets of our community. There are countless sleepless nights that I awaken to disturbing sounds of drag racing, from loud screeches to engines revving and exhaust pipes exploding. These activities do not happen once in a while. They are events that happen night after night for 20 - 30 minutes. Residents with families, small children and elderly citizens are woken up and lie in bed waiting to hear police sirens, which never come. Residents like myself also call community help numbers like 311, only to be told, "Thank you for your call. Someone will be out there, but it can take anywhere up to 8 hours." This is unacceptable, negligent, and a complete disrespect to the taxpaying citizens of this county. We demand that you address and enforce serious consequences to put a stop to this dangerous and potentially fatal behavior in the streets of our home.

Why is this important?

This is a matter of public safety, and it is clearly not being addressed in any reasonable manner by our public officials. Please join me in keeping our families and communities safe.

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Updates

2022-05-25 14:52:55 -0400

100 signatures reached

2022-05-23 18:46:57 -0400

Article from Feb. 2022: 2nd driver gunning 100 mph charged with murder in Queens drag race that killed hospital worker

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-fatal-drag-racing-murder-arrest-nypd-20220217-zgc2gxcowbgqjjuciw7gfdtzqa-story.html

2022-05-23 18:43:02 -0400

Hi Everyone! We are just more than half way there!
We need 100 signatures for this petition to be heard, seen, and taken seriously!
If local officials don't want to help us, we will make sure to help ourselves.
Please sign and share with all your friends and family.

2022-05-23 16:00:24 -0400

50 signatures reached

2022-05-23 09:06:29 -0400

25 signatures reached

2022-05-22 23:42:25 -0400

10 signatures reached