Street racing, it’s enough to make some fast, but others furious

Friday, 21 June, 2013

Street racing, in its illegal and, if you like, underground form, is not an activity that is restricted only to the sets of the movies such as Fast & Furious 6… it might be going on in the streets not far from where you are right now:

This is how a street race usually goes: drivers meet near the designated race location. Racers buy-in. Bookies collect bets, then pool money. Drivers use their cars as the blockade; twenty, thirty, or more, plod along the highway – or on a side street, although that carries the risk of residents, jolted awake during the race by the whizzing of engines accelerating to upwards of 100-150 miles per hour, alerting the police. The racecars lead, lined up like the first row of a marching band in a parade. Traffic slows. Commuters wonder what the hold-up could be. It’s the middle of the night.

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