Road Racing

July 22, 2010 Updated Dec 15, 2006 at 7:06 PM EDT

Many people living on Tracy Street say they were not surprised by Thursday's race crash.

They're used to seeing cars rip down this road at high rates of speed.

"I've seen where they've backed up, gone down half a block and then turned around and tore off down the street," said Debbie Stover.

"It's a lot of young kids that do it. They just fly, fly, fly. Other people are doing it. They're always on their cell phones, not paying attention but they fly. They're doing 40, 50 miles per hour up the street," said Patrick Campbell.

It's not just racing.

People use Tracy to bypass Main Street to get to where they are going.

"This seems to be an area with no lights and they can just go from that end of Tracy Street down to here. Sometimes it's just people I think that want to go faster than they would have to out here in a 40 mph zone," said Stan Ryberg.

Many think a well placed stop sign or two could stop the speeding.

Broome County Sheriff's Deputies say it isn't just a problem in Endicott.

They deal with street racing all over the county."

"Normally on the back roads, two lane roads. I don't want to name the roads obviously. Normally roads that are two lanes that they can get side by side and get on it," said Sgt. Thomas Williams.

Williams says street racing is normally a summer problem, when the sheriff's office has more patrols out to crack down.

New York gets federal money that it gives to area police agencies to crack down on aggressive driving and road rage in the summer.

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