A new date has been set for a review hearing to consider whether the interim injunction banning ‘street racing’, also known as ‘car cruising’, in the Black Country should remain in force or be amended.

The High Court injunction prohibits people from participating, as a driver, a rider or a passenger, in a gathering of two or more people at which some of those present engage in motor racing or motor stunts or other dangerous or obstructive driving.

It covers the whole of the boroughs of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall and anyone breaching it will be in contempt of court and could face penalties including imprisonment, a fine or an order to have their assets seized.

The interim injunction, which is served against ‘persons unknown’, was initially granted in December and reviewed and continued in February.

A further review hearing was due to take place on Monday (15 May, 2023) but has been rearranged and will now take place at Birmingham District Registry, Civil Justice Centre, The Priory Courts, 33 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6DS on Friday 19 May, 2023, at 10.30am.

The application was led by the City of Wolverhampton Council on behalf of Dudley Council, Sandwell Council and Walsall Council, and supported by West Midlands Police.

For more information, including details of full terms of the interim injunction and evidence in support of the application, please visit the street racing injunction pages of the applicants: High Court grants order banning street racing in the Black Country, Black Country street racing injunctionStreet racing, or Car cruising injunction

Incidents of street racing should be reported via asbu@wolverhamptonhomes.org.uk or to West Midlands Police on 101. In an emergency, always dial 999.