Illegal Street Racing
Automobiles hold a special place in American history. Americans have long used cars and trucks to navigate the great distances that separate the various corners of the country. In comparison to other nations, Americans enjoy the highest per capita rate of automobile ownership. However, with such common use of cars and trucks among American youth, the prevalence of illegal street racing is a serious safety concern.
Contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your rights and options if you have been injured by a reckless driver.
Dangers of Street Races
There are two major types of races that occur on American roads. The first is an impromptu drag race in which one driver may offer to race with another through revving their engine or heckling the other motorist. The second is an organized event in which racers plot out a general track from public roads, putting anyone caught in these low-traffic areas at high risk for an accident. The following problems may arise during either of these types of races:
- A collision with an unsuspecting driver
- Striking a pedestrian
- Loss of vehicular control
- Mechanical failures or overexertion
Considering the high speeds at which these races are conducted, the injuries associated with illegal street racing can prove extremely serious. Major fractures and whiplash injuries can occur from these accidents. In the worst situations, a driver, passenger, or pedestrian may suffer fatal injuries.
Street racing is illegal for obvious reasons. It is extremely dangerous and can threaten the wellbeing of anyone within the area of the event. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries because of a racer’s negligent actions, contact the Waukesha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 today.