Even though street racing's popularity has decreased somewhat recently, the dangerous activity is still an issue on streets throughout the country. Reckless and illegal street racing can occur in both urban and rural settings and can either be planned ahead of time or be spontaneous and unwise decisions. In many situations, teenage males make up the majority of illegal street racers, although teenage girls and women have been found guilty of street racing as well. While some feel that this hazardous past time should be legalized, some do not comprehend that it is usually innocent passengers, pedestrians, or drivers of other vehicles who are seriously hurt or killed in street racing accidents.
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We work for the victims of street racing accidents. In addition to the monetary compensation our lawyers will fight for, an individual who is guilty of street racing may be charged with:
In a survey released by the NHTSA, the chances of death, debilitating injury, or disfigurement increases with the speed of impact, almost doubling for every 10 mph over 50 mph. Statistics also show that there are approximately 135 deaths annually that are due to street racing, with 51 out of every 100 people getting injured.
Sadly, a lot of these races end in tragedy. When somebody speeds excessively, they will often experience difficulties in controlling their car. It's likely that this increased speed will result in running a red light or a stop sign, a rollover accident or a head-on accident. When a driver loses control of their car while speeding, a potentially fatal accident could be the end result.
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