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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?!
 

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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?!
Oh sure! Chase the innocent pedestrians on the sidewalk down and handculf them while the street racers speed away in their mosquito-mobiles!
 

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Were you out to beat KC to it????
 

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This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. What did they do change the constitution? Someone is lying to you.
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!
 

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It's totally amazing how the media (movie) can have such an impact on society. It makes one wonder if there is any originality left out there. Maybe they should get some cops in souped Civics to infiltrate the street racers, just like in the movie! LOL!
 

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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!
Or....Perhaps people should start raising their kids with some values!
 

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Or....Perhaps people should start raising their kids with some values!
I agree but that would be too much like work for the parents as well as hinder a childs "natural" personality development:rolleyes:.
BTW......I heard that Texas is thinking of adopting a simular law.
 

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Yeah they are!!! And its all because some fools decide that its cool to race during the School Zone hours. It happened once here in San Antonio and got one girl killed. They are blaming another one on racing too but the guy just happen to be speeding . Nobody was racing him but since the Camera crew saw a few Camaros drive by the scene they assume there was racing.The issue here is if you get caught racing....you lose your license and your car.
 

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So what deems one to be watching? It can't be in trouble for seeing it - but you can be for watching it.. So how do they define watching?

Oh and since disciplining your children is illegal nowadays, this is what happens.. Nobody thinks of concequences anymore...
 

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They adopted school zones here where you can only go 30 kph. The only reason they adopted it is because last year a kid played chicken with cars and lost. In all the years previous, no laws and no deaths!
 

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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. :rolleyes:
 

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It's a toss up!
 

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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. :rolleyes:
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.
 

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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.
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.
 
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