Go Street Racer, Go!
You know what has had a comeback? Street racing. As in “Rebel Without A Cause” type teenage muscle car races.
Closed-down towns and wide-open roads have given young people the idea to race their cars. One woman died in Atlanta when she was hit by a Dodge Challenger that was racing and many racers have died or been seriously injured.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a law that mandates at least 10 days of jail time for racing convictions. In New York City, authorities received more than 1,000 drag racing complaints in just six months, which was a five-fold increase.
So tell your kids, car racing is not for amateurs. It is dangerous and stupid. Tell them what actually happened to James Dean or show them “Rebel Without a Cause.” Or show them the Paula Abdul “Rush, Rush” adaptation if you’re pressed for time.