Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Street racers could lose their wheels

The problem Street Racing

Under current law, first-time offenders can serve only a maximum of 60 days in jail and second-time offenders just a year in jail.

The solution?

HB 71 The proposal calls for first-time offenders to be charged with a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. For a second offense in a five-year period, drag racers can be charged with a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

So far so good

Under the bill sent to Gov. Jeb Bush, racers could face up to five years in prison and lose their cars.

This property seizure crosses the line and it won't hold up in court.


At 2:11 PM, Blogger Sick Boy said...

"Street Racing" has been around since the advent of the automobile. It was usually done on some abandoned road on the outskirts of a town. Heck, the Daytona 500 started on a beach. That said, today, those who race on the urban streets and highways have a complete and total lack of comprehension of consequence of actions. If you look at it from an economic point of view, well, consider it job security for the Police, Firemen, Medics, and all parties involved in support of those involved in public safety. As far as "profiling" those in "sports cars" is a non issue. INS, ICE, and Border Patrol do not stop a crew cab truck, in the early am, loaded with half a dozen "undocumented" workers. Seizing the racers vehicles won't do a thing. Look at the "war" on drugs. Next to the Cold War, it is the second longest "war" we have been in. The problem is the feminization of our laws, police, other law enforcement agencies, and the failure of parents instilling good common sense values into their children. Make 'em all swab the deck of an E.R. or a morgue. Make 'em all hose off the street after a traffic fatality. Remember "Tough Love"?

At 9:12 PM, Blogger ElexTech said...

I have no problem with taking away these fools' vehicles. Those who prove themselves too irresponsible to handle these large, dangerous machines should no be allowed to operate them just as children are not allowed to use guns without adult supervision.

More important than the drag racing, when will the legistlature extend the public self defense law to allow shooting the people who drive those cars with the loud "music?" :)


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