Ask any street racer and they will tell you that the feeling they get from doing what they do is not very different from the feeling a heroin addict gets from shooting up or the feeling an alcoholic gets from downing a bottle of bourbon. Adrenaline is the body’s very own drug that, when abused, can have a similar addictive effect as some of the most dangerous and criminally enforced drugs.
Street racing is illegal for several very important reasons. First off, it endangers the lives of not only its participants but also innocent bystanders and drivers; not to mention city property which is upkept by the funds provided by you and I as tax payers. If these reasons aren’t enough to deter any prospective street racer from taking to the asphalt in his or her souped up ride, the following videos might do the trick.
Drive safe on this Happy Wednesday!
By K. Fitty Ditty
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As we’ve covered here in the past, car crash videos on YouTube are fun on a number of different levels. First, you get a voyeuristic view into something catastrophic that always seems to happen 10 minutes before you drive by in real life; making it just in time for a gawker-filled traffic jam. Then there is the joy in trying to figure out whether the video you are watching is real or was choreographed by two people with entirely too much time on their hands. Have fun viewing the following videos and try to enjoy the destruction at hand while also trying to decide whether or not what you are watching is acting or reality.
This collision seems all too real to be fake but the fact that the victim hops right up and starts pacing around in a fury after the crash is a bit alarming. If this were real then he would be grabbing at his lower back while dragging his left leg behind him in an attempt to further his case for the greenest most American money of all: lawsuit money.
A typical surveillance camera in a highway tunnel is bound to catch an accident or two from time to time. But the rate at which these cars (and buses and trucks) go barreling into the walls and each other is so obscene that it almost looks like the set of a blockbuster action movie with a big car chase scene involving drunks and parapalegics.
I realize that assuming this driver is a woman just because the video description describes it as such even though you cannot tell by watching the video what gender the driver is could be classified as a gross breach of journalistic ethics. However, just watch that and tell me it isn’t a woman behind the wheel.
You are a part of a impressive legion of Ferrari’s all peeling out in the street in succession on a beautiful sunny day and you’re the idiot that can’t handle a left turn with no oncoming traffic? That’s like rear ending the hearse in a funeral procession. Embarrassing.
Although this isn’t a traditional car crash it could be classified as the number one entry in the soon-to-be burgeoning trend of video taped collisions: grandma vs. car. Clearly grandma gets the win in this the inaugural battle and it could not be over a more worthy recipient than this: the sunglasses-wearing, Merecedes-Benz driving douche who gets a mouthfull of airbag. I wonder if grandma was packing bricks in that bag or maybe she was just bringing her grandson a peach cobbler. You decide.
By K. Fitty Ditty
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