In years past, superstars like Burt Reynolds and Steve McQueen sped around the silver screen in their muscle cars. They played tough characters who caused untold amounts of havoc. This, of course, inspired legions of fans to do the same on the streets of Southern California. Unfortunately, not much has changed in the 21st century. With the introduction of The Fast and The Furious movies comes a new generation of speedsters tearing up public roadways. But, one thing is different this time around – the technology.
Today it’s much easier to organize outlaw races with social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Wannabe Vin Diesels are also encouraged to drive more and more recklessly by posting their exploits on YouTube. But above all, vehicles have become much more powerful. They’re capable of speeds and acceleration that older, heavier iron cars aren’t able to reach.
With all this power also comes incredible risks. One only has to look at the death of Paul Walker or the countless accidents that occur each month due to reckless driving and street racing. Besides, the police have access to the same advanced technology. So operating on the sly is not always an option, as law enforcement agencies are monitoring the bandwidth. On top of all that, the laws regarding illegal street racing have increased dramatically. If you are charged with racing a vehicle in Orange County, expect a few days in jail and a considerable fine.
Before you put the pedal to the metal, consider exactly where you’re headed. In most cases, it can be a one-way ride to nowhere – fast. If you or a loved one ever end up in a patrol car or in a hospital, give the Law Office of Michael L. Guisti a call. We’ll help you explore your options and assert your legal rights.
You can reach us at (888) 478-8999.