Originally Posted by Amaru
In 2006, in the USA, 16,885 traffic fatalities were attributed to alcohol. Compare that to 399 fatalities attributed to street racing over a three year period between 1998 and 2001.
Talk about disproportionate representation by media and law enforcement...
Just to pour more gas on this fire. How many of those convicted of DUI had their cars CRUSHED in an impound lot? Probably none. I remember a bunch of convicted street racers in California losing their cars as punishment.
I dont condone either activities, and i could see harsher punishments to street racers as a tactic to help control such behavior before it gets to a level like drink driving has, but so far i have not seen any evidence towards this. Its just an easier sell for the evening news than a DUI