Illegal Street Racing Essay examples
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One of the fastest growing sports in the world is racing. Racing in general can consist of many different types such as: Drag Racing, NASCAR, Indy, Motor Cross, Truck Rally. The topic of racing that I am chose was street racing. Street racing originated from drag racing on the quarter-mile strip. The concept of drag racing is when two racers in different cars would line up at a white line, and in the middle of the two cars would be a light post, called the Christmas tree for its red, yellow and green bulbs. The tree does what a stoplight does, except backwards, it starts from red, then to yellow, then to green. On the quarter-mile strip, when the light hits green, the two racers are supposed to try to go as fast as they can before the…show more content…
When the street racers thinks he is ahead with a sufficient amount of road and time in between the other racer and himself, the racers through on their hazards as a sign of winning or finishing.
In these past few years, there has been a booming growth to the street-racing scene, because of the movie “the Fast and the Furious” which doesn’t depict the car scene correctly as it is. Since the release of the movie, everybody who owns a car thinks they are a street racer. The true scene of the real street racers has gone away and faded due to the copycat sense of the imitation racers. The imitation racers and the movie “Fast and Furious” have given real street-racing a very bad name. The imitation racers think that they can race anywhere and at anytime. They don’t care about safety of themselves and others around them.
Lets start with the movie “Fast and Furious.” This is a movie about the import scene where people have fast cars, and lots of money. The producers also depicted street racers are thieves, thugs, killers, and hi-jackers. Also in the movie, they have a quarter-mile race, which seems like it is two to three miles long. The makers of the movie even with the help of legal, well-known drag racers blew the whole street racing scene of out proportion, having cars all line up a certain way, people polishing their cars, girls showing off and having numerous cars lining up to race, and showing them race for a lot of money and for
Illegal racers or ‘mat rempit’ is actually a Malaysian term for an individual who participates in illegal racing. The illegal racers usually will perform crazy stunts for fun such as the wheelie, lying flat on the seat and standing on the seat with one leg during wheelie. These illegal racers will race on the road or highways and irritates other road users. Meanwhile, legal races usually have their own license and will race in a circuit and will not race with a group in the road or highways. They find the excitement and happiness by joining illegal racing. They will start breaking the law by increasing their speed n exits the normal limit. They will assume themselves as cool if they escape from the police and by breaking the laws.
The main reason for the youngsters to involve in the illegal racing is because they seek the excitement in their boring life. The youngsters who are in the peak of boredom will hang around with their friends and start to involve in illegal racing. They find the happiness and get popularity among their friends when they start to do something illegal! This happens when because the parents do not bother about their children doing for the most of times, these types of parents are so busy with their own working life, earns money and being so materialistic. Furthermore, the busy parents do not have enough time to spend with their children and let the children to do things as they wish. The kids usually will not have enough useful activities to do and they start to hang around with their friends at the road side and that is the starting point where the youngsters involve in the illegal racing.
The illegal racers exposed to dangerous when they involve in the illegal racing. First and foremost, they could bang by some other vehicles. They also pose the danger to the road pedestrians. They often obstruct traffic low. They ride fast and suddenly appear from nowhere in between cars on the road. This causes other drivers to slam their brakes...