Originally Posted by nghtrnnr
its dangerous...racing in general...that accident woulda happened at the track too..they hit each other...this subject comes up everytime someone finds an article in the paper...you all know my view on it, i'm the guy with the "streetracer" license plate. i'll just say this to put it in perspective.There are more old people that get into accidents than streetracers do...should they be allowed to drive? Dont even get me started on the drunk drivers and yet i dont see anyone postin a condemnation of them. what about the younguns that drive stangs and crash due to inexperience, not racin? take the cars from them too? people who drive even though they know they are prone to seizures? one ended up on the second floor of a house 2 days ago...parked in the bathroom!!! people who jaywalk cause more accidents than streetracers do! and chinese...welll nevermind... i understand that people want to villify streetracin..its easy to do...makes everyone feel better somehow...but hey its not goin anywhere its too much fun!! secondhand smoke does more damage to your fellow man and the entire earth than streetracin so lets clean up the real problems
On a track they would have been required to have a roll cage, be fully belted in, wearing helmets, and the track would have had runoff areas with barriers designed to limit injuries. They also would not be able to damage un-knowing people's property with the debris from the accident, and there isn't the risk of taking out innocent bystanders.
Yup, there's always one or two accidents a year from old people driving into something. Funny thing though, I can't remember the last time one of those accidents resulted in a DEATH. Strangely, each of the last 3 street racing incidents I've heard about locally (one in each of the past 3 months) have resulted in someone dying.
The simple thing is this: The risk of injuring an innocent bystander from street racing is HUGE. More than the risk from older drivers and more than the risk from other instances. Personally, I hope that every street racer encounters an unexpected Semi and is forcibly removed from the gene pool so that they cannot pass on their stupidity.