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Dangers of Illegal Street Racing By: Anne Paradies Dangers of Illegal Street Racing By: Anne Paradies Why Is It Dangerous? High Speeds Not on a closed course Most obvious is that it is illegal High Speeds

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why is it dangerous
Why Is It Dangerous?
  • High Speeds
  • Not on a closed course
  • Most obvious is that it is illegal
high speeds
High Speeds
  • Nationwide statistics show that 49 people are injured for every 1000 who participate in illegal street race.
  • In San Diego 16 deaths and 31injuries were related to illegal street racing.
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High Speeds
  • In Florida 28 accidents, 2 fatalities and 27 injuries in 2001
  • According to NHTSA, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 16 to 20
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High Speeds
  • The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety says 5,749 teens died in the US from car and motor cycle accidents
not on a closed course
Not On A Closed Course
  • 16-20 year olds die mostly from racing at high speeds on a non-closed course.
  • Innocent people have died from illegal street racers.

Imagine if you

were in this

house !!!!

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Not On A Closed Course
  • Former street racer Lin got in a wreck and broke her collar bone, wrist, and chin.
  • She went through six cars in five years!!!
what will happen to you
What will happen to you
  • Cars in and around illegal street races are often issued equipment violation citations.
  • Police are allowed to arrest offenders under laws covering reckless endangerment and reckless operation
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What Will Happen To You
  • Your vehicle can and will be confiscated.
  • You can be arrested.
  • You can be imprisoned up to 3 months and fined up to $1000.
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What Will Happen To You
  • Spectators are subject to penalties as well.
  • Your drivers license can be revoked.
  • You car insurance maybe cancelled or dramatically increased.
what are they doing to prevent illegal street racing
What Are They Doing To Prevent Illegal Street Racing
  • Some police stations are establishing an illegal street force team.
  • They will target racing hot spots.
  • Site specific responses
  • Make physical road changes.
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What Are They Doing To Prevent Illegal Street Racing
  • Providing alternative things for youth to do.
  • Road safety education in schools and elsewhere.
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NHRA
  • NHRA is an association for people who want to race so they can do it legally.
  • It is safe and effective.
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NHRA
  • NHRA stands for National Hot Rod Association.
  • Wally Parks founded it in 1951.
  • Focused on the development of short distance acceleration
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NHRA
  • Was initially a car club activity program.
  • It is now dedicated to safety.
  • Its goal is to help overcome the problem of illegal street racing.
  • They want to stop the damaging image it was casting.
how to race in nhra
How To Race In NHRA
  • Valid vehicle insurance.
  • Valid vehicle registration.
  • Valid drivers license.
  • DOT approved street legal tires.
  • Seat belts.
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How To Race In NHRA
  • Muffler
  • You also need DOT approved Nos.
wally parks
Wally Parks
  • In 1949 with access to suitable dry lake course fast diminishing he lead a campaign to gain permission for use of Boneville Salt Flats in Utah.
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Wally Parks
  • Which led to the start of NHRA.
  • Which is now in Indianapolis Raceway Park since 1961.
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Wally Parks
  • He helped NHRA become the largest drag racing sanctions body.
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Wally Parks
  • He founded NHRA
  • He became its head for several decades.
  • He is currently chairman of the board.
  • He taught drag racing organization and safety at several tracks around the country.