Miami Cracks Down on Street Takeovers

Starting July 1, Miami-Dade Police will impose felonies, revoke licenses, and impound cars involved in street takeovers.

Street takeovers have long been a blight on the car community, tarnishing its image. Regardless of their minimal connection to mainstream car culture, these events lead to severe consequences for everyone involved. To combat this, the Miami-Dade Police Department will implement stricter penalties starting July 1.

Street Takeovers

Street takeovers involve blocking public roads to perform stunts like donuts and burnouts, often resulting in accidents and even blocking emergency vehicles. Miami’s new measures aim to curb these dangerous activities.

The Miami-Dade Police Department announced via social media that cars involved in takeovers will be impounded for 30 business days, regardless of whether the owner was driving. If a takeover involves ten or more vehicles or obstructs an emergency vehicle, it becomes a felony.

Consequences include vehicle seizure, a two-year license suspension, and fines up to $4,000. Repeat offenders risk a four-year license revocation. Spectators will face $400 fines for their presence at these events.


Reporting such activities to the authorities is encouraged, although engaging in vigilante justice, such as throwing objects at cars, remains illegal. Enthusiasts are urged to enjoy their vehicles responsibly at designated tracks or sell them if unable to comply.

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