Illegal Street Racing Case Study by Master Researcher

Illegal Street Racing
A discussion on the dangers and police response to teenage street racing.
# 38571 | 1,150 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper examines the issue of illegal street racing by teenagers that continues to gain popularity among inner city as well as suburban youths. The paper provides a case study of illegal street racing in Riverside County, California and discusses the punishments for teenagers caught. The paper notes the attraction and motives behind this sport.

Illegal Street Racing Case Study

From the Paper:

"Sports racing have always appealed to men and women alike, but anyone who describes street racing as a male sport can find lots of reason to support such assertion. In the professional racing world, males undoubtedly dominate the sport. As entertaining as such competition is, it also carries with it dangers such as collisions and crashes. Such accidents sometimes lead to fatalities. The danger in auto racing increases when young teenagers indulge in illegal street racing themselves. Theoretically, drag racing is a very simple sport. In basic terms, a drag race is an acceleration contest from a standing start between two vehicles over a measured distance. The accepted standard for that distance is either a quarter-mile (402.336 m) or an eight-mile (201.168m). Some of the illegal streets racing by teenagers are actually being organized as a contest style tournament.
"A drag racer's primary objective is to become the overall winner of the category of competition in which his or her car is classified in. A series of two-car, tournament-style eliminations are conducted for this purpose. The losing vehicle in each race is eliminated, while the winning drivers progress into succeeding rounds of competition. This series of races continues until one winning driver remains. That driver is declared category winner."

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