Seeing cars that race down the street in fictional works, you must have thought that this activity is fraught with risk. Of course, there is danger in street racing; no wonder it is illegal to take part in it. Here are some sound arguments against street racing.
It Entails Breaching The Rules And Endangering Lives
Every law enforcement agency across the nation regards street racing as an illegal pastime. Commercial racing cars on track may endanger the other automobiles and/or drivers. On the other hand, when you race along the street, you not only violate the law but also expose others, including drivers and onlookers, to danger. There are many reasons for this.
Firstly, most street racing drivers have not experienced such high speeds previously. Secondly, those who participate in street racing consume lots of inebriating substances, like alcohol and cannabis to name two. These substances can negatively affect their capability to operate the vehicle, which in turn increases the risk in what is already a dangerous activity.
Trespassing and destroying gate locks for access into spaces good for racing are also an issue. Carjacking, modifications for supposedly better performance, and the theft of certain preferred cars all make street racing even riskier. Damage to cars and property make insurance rates go up and affect individuals in the area who are not related to the event.
It Gets Into The Head Of Youngsters
Street racing is a case of life imitates and art and vice versa. Movies about street racing take cues from real-life incidents, so it is life imitating art. Likewise, street racing games appeal to youngsters, who then develop the kind of interest in it that can be risky. By playing the video games, youngsters attempt to do what those fictional characters in the gaming world do.
Games can influence a youngster’s way of thinking in a way that movies cannot just as much. So youngsters are involved in it thanks to the things they are seeing in the games. Almost every street racing game portrays participants as young men who weave in and out of traffic, circumventing numerous other vehicles in the process. This display of skill may be in a fictional universe, but young men are so influenced by it that they want to master it.
The excitement around street racing can encourage teenagers who are fitting in somewhere to aim for a quick, high-roller-like lifestyle.