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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Comments (73)

  • Back in the day, street racing was done away from houses with children and dogs in them ... away from schools etc etc ... now these little morons are wheeling down busy streets on their bikes all because it has some childish moronic “outlaw” vibe to it and they want to be on f’n YouTube.

      10 months ago
    • can't agree more, people used to find a quiet area where police wouldn't look or if they ran out of talent all they would damage is themselves now its like they want to be caught or something to go wrong for the likes on Instagram

        10 months ago
    • Very strange indeed

        10 months ago
  • Atlanta is the strangest city I’ve ever lived in but I guess this could be a good thing ... until someone gets run over and the lawyers get involved.

      10 months ago
    • True, but I don’t this will be the case if they followed Detroit’s example of how to do it.

        10 months ago
  • Charlotte. It’s getting out of hand here. All of our meet hosts are backing off because dumbasses keep racing and hooning. If we had a designated place that would kill the crime rate here

      10 months ago
    • That’s been the hope in Detroit, and hopefully this will get done in Atlanta to curb the stupidity. The police and car hosts always seem to be looking for a reason to shut us down.

        10 months ago
    • Yeah it’s really annoying. Cops show up even when we are doing nothing illegal

        10 months ago
  • There is already a race track in Atlanta. Why not open it at night for the youths? I know. US liability laws and high insurance rates...

      10 months ago
    • The reasons you mentioned are partially a reason but there are no racetracks in Atlanta itself, the tracks just bear the Atlanta name. Atlanta Motor Speedway is at least 45 minutes outside Atlanta city limits and it’s the same for Road...

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        10 months ago
  • Wish things like this were common place. The well go to the racetrack people are clueless about how few tracks are left. The closest one to me is several hours away and carries a 30k membership fee. Normal people can't afford that.

      10 months ago
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