Street takeovers continue in Compton despite Botts' Dots meant to prevent them

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Monday, August 22, 2022
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Compton's efforts to prevent illegal street takeovers do not appear to be working.

COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- Compton's efforts to prevent illegal street takeovers do not appear to be working.

Earlier this month, the city installed so-called "Botts' Dots" - literal bumps in the road at certain intersections meant to stop cars from being able to do donuts and other dangerous stunts.

But video taken overnight Sunday shows cars spinning out at the intersection of Wilmington Avenue and Caldwell Street as if the bumps weren't there.

Other footage also shows street racers taking over the intersection of Central Avenue and Alondra Boulevard for over an hour.