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Auto Racing: Why It’s Dumb and Dangerous

| Articles | September 25, 2008

When it comes to favorite pastimes throughout the world there are many who actually choose auto racing as their hobby of choice. Even though many people engage in automobile racing without incident, such as those people who are involved in NASCAR and other professional organizations, there are many people who are downright dumb and dangerous with the whole idea of auto racing. There are many people why the whole activity is dangerous in its own rite, but here are some reasons why auto racing has become even more dangerous in recent years:

The Death of the Drivers

There are many people who choose auto racing without fully knowing the consequences. Even though many people pretend to think that auto racing is just a boys’ sport that doesn’t have any real danger attached to it (perhaps because a seat belt is worn!), but the fact of the matter is that many drivers of the automobiles die each and every year because they were careless and naive. Whether in the United States or many of the other countries around Europe, auto racing definitely has increased in the past ten years. To say that the activity is not dangerous is also naive, but just thinking about the fact that many drivers of the auto racing hobbyists do die should present a lesson to those who are interested in starting.

The Death of Innocent People

However, not only the drivers of the auto racing fanatics are at risk in this pastime. Even though many auto races do take place on dirt roads and abandoned fields, there are still plenty of people who perform auto racing late at night on highways, on normal residential streets, and in back alleys where they think that cops aren’t watching. To perform auto racing in places where they think they won’t get caught is just downright dumb, but these auto races should be taken to safe places where there is no danger of pedestrians and other innocent bystanders getting hurt in the crossfire.

Too Many Accidents

As mentioned, there are plenty of drivers who die because of the auto racing pastime. Even though many times the accidents that occur within auto racing are not the fault of the driver, many times they are. A driver of a car may simply choose not to buckle up, or he or she may daredevil his or her car in performing tricks other than the auto racing purpose. The fact of the matter is that there are just too many immature personalities that choose to be combined with auto racing scenes.

In order to combat some of the dangers of auto racing, in recent years there have been a plethora of separate groups, at least in the United States, that have taken auto racing into their own hands and taken some of the dangers away. For starters, these groups perform auto races that actually have sponsors, and they are conducted in safe places as well. Just because auto racers of all genres cannot be included in the professional NASCAR races does not mean that they have to miss out on these other opportunities. All in all, though, there is no doubt that auto racing is definitely dangerous and there should be limits on the activity itself!

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