Street racing has definitely become more popular in recent years thanks to a number of movies and video games alike. Street racing can be very dangerous to participate in in real life and is against the law in California.
Some people may think that street racing is just a bit of harmless fun, but they would be wrong. These people fail to take into account all of the lives they are putting in harm’s way. When someone is racing through the streets, they are driving at a high rate of speed and can drive erratically in an attempt to avoid other drivers. This creates an unsafe environment for innocent bystanders who have no idea the race is even taking place.
All it takes is one wrong move and someone can get hurt or killed. Nearly every morning in Los Angeles, there are stories of hit-and-run fatalities and car accidents that were caused due to illegal street racing. The numbers are quite staggering.
Thousands of people are killed each year due to illegal street racing. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death between the ages of 16 and 20.
Here is a list of some of the consequences someone can face for being involved with illegal street racing
- The driver or spectator can be arrested and imprisoned for up to 3 months.
- The car can be impounded for a 30 days.
- The driver or spectator can be fined for up to $1,000.
- The driver’s license can be revoked.
- The driver’s car insurance can be canceled or he or she can face higher premiums.
- Equipment violations can be issued.
These are just a few of the consequences one could face for racing illegally, or even spectating an illegal race.
An out of control car can cause a lot of devastation, which is something nobody wants. That is why there are laws against street racing. Be responsible by avoiding street racing and driving responsibly. This can save your life, as well as others.