If you thought street racing was no big deal, and had no consequences, think again. Two men were convicted of three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of gross vehicular manslaughter for their connection with an October 2007 crash, in El Monte, California.
The cause of the crash was street racing. The two men were racing each other, when one of their cars crashed into another. Dora Groce’s car (the car that was hit) instantly burst into flames and Dora and her two kids were killed.
Street racing is number two on the list of top dangers for teen drivers. Among male drivers between 15 and 20 years of age who were involved in fatal crashes in 2005, 38 percent were speeding at the time of the crash.
Also, if you double your speed, say from 30 to 60 miles per hour, your braking distance does not become twice as long. It becomes four times as long.
Speeding and street racing are both very dangerous. Check out the top risks for teen drivers for more information on the number two risk.