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Old 02-02-2009, 03:06 PM   #26
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I think you may have taken that the wrong way, I am not endorsing street racing. I just get pissed that the media always blows speeding way out of proportion and turns it into street racing. IF they gave the same attention to DUI's in the Media as they do street racing, there could be a hole news section dedicated to it. Sorry rant mode off, I just get so fed up with the Media blowing it so far out of proportion.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:33 PM   #27
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I think you may have taken that the wrong way, I am not endorsing street racing. I just get pissed that the media always blows speeding way out of proportion and turns it into street racing. IF they gave the same attention to DUI's in the Media as they do street racing, there could be a hole news section dedicated to it. Sorry rant mode off, I just get so fed up with the Media blowing it so far out of proportion.
Alright that makes sense. I did take it as a sort of street racing endorsement. But I completely agree with you on the whole media thing. It's a good story for them right now, where as DUI doesn't sell enough newspapers... sad really.
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I think you may have taken that the wrong way, I am not endorsing street racing. I just get pissed that the media always blows speeding way out of proportion and turns it into street racing. IF they gave the same attention to DUI's in the Media as they do street racing, there could be a hole news section dedicated to it. Sorry rant mode off, I just get so fed up with the Media blowing it so far out of proportion.
I agree with this wholeheartedly. It all comes down to disproportionate media coverage.

When an old lady hears about an alleged street race, she gasps and complains to her husband about those irresponsible, unruly teenagers. I can guarantee that if a DUI makes the newspaper at all, the same old lady will give it no attention at all.

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...



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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
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How do you figure? TC ran a story that was bogus - again - light was shed on the truth, and now a discussion has ensued.
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let me just say i would not be suprized if the idiot in the black 3.2 was street racing. i used to work right by him and he always drove like a retard. he repeatedly tried to race a co-worker and almost drove him off the road; not to mention doing 100km down a narrow 50km road.... i hope he got what he deserved!
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