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  • Illegal Street Racing

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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

  • Essay on Street Racing

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    Street Racing      The intricacies that are involved in turning a regular car into a “Street Racer” are many; and racers pour their souls into these magnificent machines. After seeing “the Fast and the Furious” many people have or wanted to become involved in street racing. They do not realize that this is a sport that takes knowledge, hard work, and nerve. Many of these racers have spent their lives under a car, learning the trade and improving upon it. As I have learned, this is not just a

  • Street Racing Persuasive Essay

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    Street racing has become very popular among teenagers and young adults. Many of whom don’t have the years of driving experience but they still prefer to do it just for the sake of fun. Street racing has been around for years, but recently Hollywood and the media have had the interest in entertaining us with this concept so they decided to make TV shows and movies like “Fast and the Furious”. They make it seem fine to street race in neighborhoods, but they don’t show the dangers involved in such an

  • The Problem Of Illegal Street Racing

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    created, Americans have been obsessed with speed. Illegal street racing became popular in the 1950s with the evolution of the motor vehicle. “In the ’50s and ’70s, Hollywood romanticized the activity in movies like “Rebel Without a Cause” and “American Graffiti.” (Petrocelli, 2007) The need for speed grew as vehicles became more powerful and faster. But, speed and racing did not come without great consequence. Statistics show in 1999 street racing involved deaths, but was not a giant issue at the time

  • Illegal Street Racing Essay

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    Illegal Street Racing Vivid moonlight, dim city, slight overcast on the noxious night. Cool breeze blows over your sweltering body. Heart racing, sweat pouring, adrenaline pumping through the body like gas through the engine of a car. Body trembling, hands shaking, eyes twitching, foot uneasy as beady eyes observe your every move. Thunderous noise coming from the crowd, situation getting heavier the closer you get to the line. Tension raised to the max as time draws nearer….5-0 no where

  • Pros And Cons Of Illegal Street Racing

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    Illegal Street Racing: Should It Be Legal or Illegal? Auto racing has became a very popular sport in today’s society. Since the 1950’s things have gotten safer and more advanced. The illegal act of street racing started after World War II when G.I.’s who worked on aircraft and Jeep engines came home and started to work on their own vehicles. It got bigger in the 1920’s when bootleggers would outrun law enforcement from Canada to sell booze in the “dry” states.

  • Short Term Effects of Street Racing

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    Ever wondered what the short and long term effects on street racing were? Street racing has more risks and consequences than you would think. Many consequences range from a simple ticket to an accident that can haunt you or someone else for many more years. Street racing laws should include opening up drag strips so people can go race legally, and the city can make some money. Street racing can have many consequences, long term or short term for either the people you love, the people who love you

  • Illegal Street Racing

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    Introduction Street racing has been identified as a threat to civil society with significant social and economic impact . Street racing is illegal in Malaysia , as reckless stunts on public roads endanger the lives of many . One of Malaysia ’ s subcultures include the ‘ Mat Rempit ’ biker gangs , estimated to be over 200,000 which comprise of bikers who either take to illegal racing in large numbers or perform extremely dangerous

  • Illegal Street Racing

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    Illegal Street Racing It would seem that the import car scene is becoming one of the largest trends in the automotive industry since the introduction of the assembly line. Nearly every manufacturer of vehicles has a sport compact car in the market. Teenagers and other young adults are customizing and “souping” these cars up for purposes that no car was intended for, illegal street racing. These speed contests on public roads are a danger to anything and everything on the roads, including the driver

  • Illegal Street Racing

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    Illegal Street Racing At least once a week, we hear on the news about someone dying as a result of illegal street racing. Sometimes, it's the driver or passenger of the car that is racing who gets killed, but often times its innocent bystanders or drivers of other cars who are killed by the reckless teens who engage in a highly dangerous activity. First of all, what is illegal street racing, think "Fast and the Furious", and second, what can be done to stop this from happening or at least reduce