More than 100 motorists have been reported following the ban on street racing across the Black Country. 

West Midlands Police said they have made a number of arrests, seized cars, issued warnings and reported motorists for driving offences in a bid to tackle illegal street racing.

In the last two months, seven people have been arrested for breaching the car cruising injunction covering Birmingham and the Black Country with 13 cars also being seized for flouting Section 59 notices or having no insurance. 

Police recently seized four vehicles for breaching an earlier warning following reports of up to 100 cars gathering at a car meet in the Black Country.

The Traffic Unit team partnered up with officers from our Road Harm Team last Sunday (February 11) as we seized the vehicles following a large gathering at a car park near Mucklow Hill, Halesowen.

As well as seizing cars, police issued a number of Section 59 warning to drivers which means they can have their vehicles seized if they are spotted driving recklessly within the next 12 months.

They can be arrested if found in breach of the street cruising injunction. 

DC Mark Campbell, from Operation Hercules, said: “We won’t tolerate illegal street racing or cruising on the region’s roads and will take action against motorists who flout the law and put other road users at risk.

"People have been killed and seriously injured at these types of events in the past and our ultimate aim is to keep people safe."

There is a ban on street racing in Birmingham and the Black Country due to High Court rulings in a bid to keep the region's roads safe.

The action is part of Operation Hercules which is an ongoing campaign to target people involved in street racing or car cruising where vehicles are driven in an anti-social or dangerous manner.

The injunctions prohibit people from driving or being a passenger or rider at a gathering where there is motor racing, motor stunts or other dangerous or obstructive driving. 

They cover Birmingham and the whole of the boroughs of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall.

DC Campbell added: "We work closely with our partners on a range of tactics to identify, disrupt and enforce against those taking part or observing. Our priority is keeping the roads safe for all." 

Anyone breaching the ban will be in contempt of court and could face penalties including imprisonment, a fine, or an order to have their assets seized. 

Incidents of street racing should be reported to on Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website or call 101. Alternatively email