Too Fast, Too Furious to escape Death

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Street Racing is one craze that is on the high-rise in Lahore. You cannot escape these RX-8s, BMW Z3s and our very common upgraded Honda Civis zooming on the Main Boulevard, Gulberg especially on Sunday mornings.

There are varied opinions on whether street-racing is an evil, life-threatening act or a sport showcasing intense force, speed, action and passion.

Please share your opinion on how this ‘sport’ can be supported, regulated, prevented or banned after reading the following incident reported by dannydezongpa:

“I would like to draw your forum’s attention towards a recent street racing related incident in lahore that took the life of a young person named ADIL..also known as ARIDSOUL. He was a member of an online web community (pakwheels.com) and if you check this website now, you will see many threads about his death. He was driving his own car when he crashed and suffered fatal injuires to his head and chest. This i believe happened on Mar 24th. Some of his friends were also racing with him and later took him to hospital.

This website, however very popular, has been instrumental in promoting the illegal act of street racing by allowing members to post local street racing videos. There is a wheels videos section on the site and such content can be seen there.

Just a couple of days before his own death, ADIL posted several videos featuring himself street racing with other cars somewhere in Lahore. One of his friends has been involved in street racing with him for a long time. There are others. This story must be highlighted and discussed in your forum and the hazards of this illegal activity must be brought to the media. In our opinnion, those responsible for this should be questioned and everybody should know this. Thanks”

6 Comments so far

  1. hameed (unregistered) on April 16th, 2007 @ 9:55 pm

    what about no-seat-belts culture? and general vehicle safety enforcement/awareness… a major prerequisite before starting any discussion.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automobile_safety


  2. shaan (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 12:44 am

    stupid rich kids and some “wanna be” stupid rich kids with nothing better to do in life. Save up some of daddys money along with your friends and build a race track, you can kill your self and friends all you want!!!


  3. Shoaib Ikram Ahmed (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 11:38 am

    the issue is wealready have very few entertaining oppertunities in the city, and we have to appreciate this fact that youthful is a part of life. Banning this sport is not the best option. it has to be regulated, specific timing on specific roads with prescribed precautions must be defined. if seperate place is designated it would be dream come true. but the govt. has to play much pro active role in this regard. i wonder when the time will come that govt. formulates such policies speedily to ensure that more blood is not shed………


  4. SELF (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 11:30 pm

    Off topic but seems relevant to Lahore

    لاہور: جمعیت طلبہ کے خلاف مظاہرہ

    شعبہ فارمیسی کی طالبات نے ایک پریس کانفرنس کرتے ہوئے الزام لگایا ہے کہ وہ جمعات اسلامی سے وابستہ تنظیم اسلامی جمعیت طلبہ کے کارکنوں سے شدید خوف زدہ ہیں۔

    فارمیسی کی طالبات نے بتایا کہ یونیورسٹی میں پڑھنے والی لڑکیوں کو ہوسٹلز میں اپنی سالگرہ کی تقریبات منانے اور موسیقی سننے میں جمعیت کی مداخلت کی وجہ سے شدید مشکلات کا سامنا ہے کیونکہ جمعیت کے خواتین ونگ کی رکن طالبات انہیں ایسا کرنے سی نہ صرف روکتی ہیں بلکہ ان کو ڈراتی دھمکاتی بھی ہیں۔


    BBC Urdu


  5. Bulla (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 1:17 am

    Let these Schumacher-wannabes do whatever they want as long as they can guarantee that no one would get hurt/killed (apart from themselves) and no damage would be caused to anyone else’s property! But since they can’t give any sort of assurances therefore it is best that they be banned and censured and put behind bars and beaten with a big ‘chhitar’ and… and…!!!


  6. Omer (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 1:36 pm

    Hey there guys in response to this topic i would like to say that its not bout being rich or poor every one has the urge or the need to go fast be it in life, on the road or elsewhere for that matter but i personally feel that its high time that the authority took notice of this and gave the people some where to go and fulfill their need for speed on either a race track or an airfield so that ppl don’t harm others on the road I live in Karachi its the same situation here but we have a stretch of road along the sea where people usually go to get their rush but yet again i feel that its not safe and there should be some thing better as motor sport is becoming a big part of our culture as well…



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