Doesn’t it seem like there are only two types of drivers in this
town? People who drive slower than you are – the idiots and people
who drive faster than you are – the maniacs.
It seems more and more of these maniacs are driving on the
streets, endangering the lives of you, me and baby on board.
Street racing is becoming more common among teenagers and
twenty-somethings. With the release of glorified car racing movies
like “The Fast and the Furious” and the sequel, “2 Fast 2 Furious,”
some adolescents and college students have adopted the idea that
driving down city streets at between 80 and 150 miles per hour is
Driving the pricey import cars their parents bought for them or
they saved up for, street racers are endangering not only
themselves but everyone else on the road, too. The faster a vehicle
is going, the less control a driver has over it. The desire to be
just like Vin Diesel, the star of the Fast and the Furious, is not
worth the risks.
Risks are monetary and also life-threatening. Granted, street
racing probably provides an exciting adrenaline rush to the
drivers, but it also leads to fatal accidents, injuries and
tickets. Police officers have been cracking down on street racing
within the past few years, leading to fines and revocation of
There are other ways to get an adrenaline rush that do not
include death, tickets and endangering other people; a person can
go rock climbing, play sports, ride roller coasters, go skydiving
or even bungee jump. The important thing to realize is not to
endanger anyone but yourself, or you are treading on others’
City streets do not provide a safe site for racecar speeds.
Drivers should stick to the speed limit or they are risking other
humans’ rights to be safe.