Oh sure! Chase the innocent pedestrians on the sidewalk down and handculf them while the street racers speed away in their mosquito-mobiles!Ralph said:I just found out that in California it is even illegal to watch street racing!! I mean how can they arrest you for seeing it if you are innocently walking on the street?!
You Yamks have some crazy laws allright.03EscaladeAWD said:Oh sure! Chase the innocent pedestrians on the sidewalk down and handculf them while the street racers speed away in their mosquito-mobiles!
Darn right! I don't really know what a brain fart is but I don't want to be on the list like you either!elwesso said:Were you out to beat KC to it????
No one is lying here...It is in fact illegal to watch street racing in The Peoples Republic of California! The problem was that the little fast and furious wannabes were really causing a lot of trouble. Closing down streets with crowds of onlookers, Vandalizing local businesses, Leaving tons of trash and stuff laying around everywhere they went. Gang problems, A fairly large number of rapes ( some of which were caught on video tape ), A couple of serious crowd control/riot situations and the minor problem of some of the little darlings getting killed ( No great loss ) So they passed a law! Now the idiots snivel about how they're being singled out and harassed for no reason other than they want to have a little fun! They brought it on themselves and unfortunately they brought it on the rest of us too! YOU CAN'T HAVE SELF GOVERNMENT WITHOUT SELF DISCIPLINE!Sal Collaziano said:This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. What did they do change the constitution? Someone is lying to you.
Or....Perhaps people should start raising their kids with some values!Ralph said:It's totally amazing how the media (movie) can have such an impact on society. Maybe they should get some cops in souped Civics to infiltrate the street racers, just like in the movie! LOL!
I agree but that would be too much like work for the parents as well as hinder a childs "natural" personality development.kcnewell said:Or....Perhaps people should start raising their kids with some values!
There were street races long before Fast and Furious. There will be street races long after 2 Fast 2 Furious.03EscaladeAWD said:Ok, so its the media's fault. No one under the age of 20 is allowed to see the movie that has a car. Sounds harsh, but it would sure stop ricer street racing. And now look. The WORST thing to do is bring out a sequel to the ricer movie. And the cop is now a bad guy and orders his army to run over all the cop cars. I dunno whos dumber. The media or the ricer teenagers.
Yes, there were street races long before F&F, but not nearly as many fixed up Civics with all the unnecessary crap on them. As far as I have heard, street racers then would go out of town to race, ie. during the original musclecar era circa 1964-73. When James Dean was alive, I wonder if they blocked off streets, etc?? Bottom line, street racing with these little rice cars is very popular BECAUSE of the movie, and in 2000, no one in a Civic would think they could win a race between a Mustang GT or Camaro Z28, now they think they have won before even racing, and the image has become more popular and important than actually winning on the street, IMO.HotRodSaint said:There were street races long before Fast and Furious. There will be street races long after 2 Fast 2 Furious.
James Dean is a national icon. Yet he was street racing in movies (and in real life). Your father (or your fathers father) thought he was an idiot too.