The Dangers of Street Racing

Danger to the Drivers 1 of 7

Street racing is a dangerous and illegal activity that became very popular in the early 2000s and continues to be a problem today. While the teens and young adults that participate in these races are just trying to have some fun, they are posing a number of dangers to themselves and others.

The first and foremost risk presented in street racing is the danger to the drivers. Street racers are far from professional drivers, which means that they're very likely to lose control of their vehicles. Street races often include speeds of over 100 miles per hour, and there is a serious risk of injury and death involved at that speed. Here are a few scary statistics:

  • For every 1,000 people involved in street races, 49 will end up injured or killed.
  • Approximately one injury occurs on average for each reported street race.
  • There were 142 reported fatalities involving street racing from 2001 through 2009.