MCL - Section 257.626a

Act 300 of 1949

257.626a Drag races; prohibition on public highways; definition; prima facie evidence; applicability within Silver Lake State Park; "drag race" defined.

Sec. 626a.

    (1) A person shall not do either of the following:
    (a) Operate a vehicle upon a highway, or any other place open to the general public, including an area designated for the parking of motor vehicles, in a speed or acceleration contest or drag race or to make a speed record.
    (b) Assist in a violation of subdivision (a).
    (2) The operation of 2 or more vehicles either at speeds in excess of the prima facie lawfully established speed or rapidly accelerating from a common starting point to a speed in excess of the prima facie lawful speed is prima facie evidence of a drag race.
    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply within the Silver Lake State Park scramble area.
    (4) As used in this section, "drag race" means the operation of 2 or more vehicles from a point side by side at accelerating speeds in a competitive attempt to out-distance each other over a common selected course or where timing is involved or where timing devices are used in competitive accelerations of speeds by participating vehicles.

History: Add. 1964, Act 206, Eff. Aug. 28, 1964 ;-- Am. 1966, Act 159, Eff. Mar. 10, 1967 ;-- Am. 2021, Act 75, Imd. Eff. July 29, 2021