Street racing in America is a significant problem among young car enthusiasts. These drivers may take to the streets, planning to race with friends or local competitors, and blast through low-density public roads at night. At high speeds, many racers simply are either not apt enough to deal with emergency situations or do not own vehicles that can perform properly with those types of mechanical demands. As a result, these drivers put everyone at risk, even though they may be confident in their own safety.
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There is good reason many communities with small raceways open their local tracks up to private groups that want to race. Under supervised environments with the proper emergency care available if necessary, the hazards of racing can often be managed appropriately. However, in illegal street scenarios, racers may be in real danger. The following accidents can occur due to racing:
- Colliding with a pedestrian
- Striking another vehicle
- Hitting a tree or other off-road object
- Losing steering control or traction
Not only is racing prohibited, it puts drivers in a position to be seriously injured in an accident. The forces generated even at 30 miles-per-hour are often sufficient to cause devastating fractures and even, in certain circumstances, brain damage. At higher speeds, irreparable damage may be done to the body.
Drivers should, at no point, believe that racing is acceptable behavior. By taking up this dangerous hobby, racers put themselves at risk, as well as anyone near their makeshift track. To learn more about your options if you have been injured by a racer’s blatant negligence, contact the Madison car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.