Dui Racing - Deadly or Entertaining?

By: Hamza Davis

DUI Street Racing seems like the thrifty way to get the automotive adrenaline rush all addicts require. What member of America's youth doesn't get off to hot girls, fast cars, and free rides? What seems like fun and games to some, hoewever, is serious business to others. Not only is DUI racing on public streets illegal in all 50 states, it is the most jeopardous and narcissistic act the youth of today is getting involved in.

Taking off after WWII when the youth returning from war had leftover hard cash and a need for speed to go with their cutting-edge mechanical know-how, DUI street racing quickly evolved into one of America's top killers in society. Inspired and revived by the Fast and the Furious movies, DUI street racing has contributed to a frightening level of malignant crashes. terminal crashes related to street racing has increased by increased than 85% every year for the past 6 years. From 1999 to 2000, San Diego, CA has seen an increase of 97% of deathly crashes caused by DUI street racing.

In the state of Florida, pedestrian injuries related to DUI street racing has increased by 222% from 1999 to 2001. The leading cause of death for people ages 16-20 is automobile accidents. National averages show that for every 1000 DUI street racers, there are 49 innocent by-standers who are injured or killed. So why do kids DUI street race?

The average chain reactions for DUI street racing are:

You will be arrested and have your car impounded for 30 days.
You will be arrested and have your car (or your parent's car!) permanently confiscated.
You can be imprisoned for up to three months and fined up to $1,000.
Your driver's license will be revoked.
Your car insurance rates will increase or you can be cancelled.

So America's youth still thinks DUI racing is a more simple way to get the automotive high? All you need to race on an NHRA track is:

Valid driver's license
Valid vehicle registration and insurance
DOT-approved street legitimate tires
Seat belts
Muffler

You need this stuff to ride on the street too! So the DUI street racers out there need to save twenty dollars and enjoy the sanctioned and exhilerating atmosphere at their local drag strip.

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