Atlanta Might Create a Designated Street Racing Location
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Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak, street racing across the U.S. has risen. This is unsurprising considering there has been very little traffic on the road for the past month or two. Where I reside near Atlanta, Georgia, street racing has exploded more than normal despite bigger fines and punishments created to deter this behavior. With more reports of street racing afoot, Atlanta's mayor has offered a solution. That solution? Make it legal.... kind of.
This proposed solution would create a sanctioned area in Atlanta for street racing to be done legally, as well associated automotive antics like burnouts and donuts. It is still unclear what this designated area would be and how it will work, but the hopes behind the proposal is to curb this rising amounts of reckless driving. I love this idea as I've always had a fascination with street racing (Which I DO NOT condone as it is still in illegal activity). I love the idea of being able to do it in a way that doesn't endanger the public. It's also worth mentioning that according to The Drive, other cities have consider a similar idea. A few months ago, Jalopnik ran a story of one of these sanctioned events where the general public were not inconvenienced or in harm's way.
This proposal does have opposition though. Some say that it won't make a significant difference to curb the illicit street racing activity, and some say that there are racetracks for that. My counter argument is this. Racetracks are few and far between and aren't always or readily open and petrolheads will get their speed fix legally or otherwise. This proposal if passed has a very good chance of reducing the amount of reckless driving significantly in Atlanta in my opinion. Of course there will always be idiots who like the thrill of the chase so to speak but the fewer of them there are, the better especially here in Atlanta.
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