COMPTON – The city of Compton caused a media frenzy when they rolled out Botts’ Dots in an effort to curb street takeovers plaguing the city.
The media was out in full force to laud the city for spending $4,000 on the product designed to alert drivers they are veering out of their lane, but not typically to stop street takeovers. The city dispatched the newest member of the council, Andre Spicer, to provide quotes to the media despite him facing domestic violence allegations in a Compton courtroom the day after the story broke.
“Our community has been complaining about street takeovers for at least the last two months, maybe a little bit longer,” said Compton City Council member Andre Spicer. “This is in hopes that we could help deter some of the street racing issue.”
Spicer has been a member of the council since June.
Street takeover enthusiasts responded to the installation by performing street stunts around them.
The city council doesn’t meet during the month of August and will resume meeting on Sept. 6 where the residents will most likely continue to voice their frustrations that the city isn’t doing enough to prevent the takeovers.