Re: Facing our worst fears (long)
im starting the think im being used as a guinea pig here.
i hope not,cause what happened in the past is in the past and as life's experiences become good and bad ones you only learn from your mistakes,its all good to focus on the young but stats these days are over rated,25%of deaths are youth related so why is it the other 75% dont get any upgrade in the laws etc,im all good for doing stuff on the track and having the odd splurge etc,but not till my incident did i realise it,hoon i might be and a e series member i am,but im a better person from learning from my mistakes,and without mistakes you dont learn,and dont they say "your only young once?".
im all for paying for my mistake,and i only drive to what im comfortable with,and if ppl learned to not break the "comfort zone"maybe less lives would be lost on our roads..
i believe that ppl do things on the "spur of the moment"under a "adrenaline rush" and with them both combined it can be deadly..
whether your old,young,new car,old car,you should never just target ONE group of individuals im in the young group of so called "hoons" my name is a example that i am a "hoon" but in my many times of being a hoon,only once have a ever been unsafe and this one time has woken me up,to the point that maybe i should slow up and maybe i should do more track events etc,but at the same time the fact is we all do stuff on the "spur of the moment" it willalways be that ppl like it more just doing it when they "feel"and not waiting for it to happen like on the track etc..
i think your right ppl think you lose the "fun"when hitting the track and thats mainly cause ppl have adrenaline pumpin more knowing the could be caught doing it and that excites ppl more then any track could ever do.
side by side racing at high speed is 100% adrenaline rush public rd loud noise the thought of being caught its pure adrenaline,then you have the more i call it "mature racers"whom only leave it to the track and love the competition of racing that qtr track,now im all for this and agree "things belong on the track"but before the tracks were there these mature ppl did it like us young ppl do,and yet we are(young drivers)are branded hoons by the public and them,come one now i got stack of photos of the 50's-60's-70's-80's of cars racing public roads back then its was alot more unsafe we have air bags better cars more safer,yet they raced in more dangerous conditions we race in the same matter,yet we are bad HOONS,you cant be double sided this and they'll say "oh that was 20 years ago" i'll say whether it was 1 days or 50 yrs ago "you cant change the spots on a leopard".
they are words which i look and describe me to the bone.
but if the public and police want us to be safe and responsible,they should be helping us deal with what we need to stop these activities not taking our cars,taking our licences,branding us for life as hoons..
now someone here must of heard my story and if so,you must know what i did i admitted i was silly i admit im at fault BUT as a responsible licence holder i am taking it on the chin,i wont complain about losing my licence i wont complain the cops are pricks etc,if your a believer that "rules are rules"then you cop the good with the bad and im ina case where i did the most silliest thing ever,and now willl regret it for a long time,but i will take this time to reflect on my responsibilitys as a licence holder to change my way,i wont be 100% a good driver but wont make the same mistake that put me in the crap im in now..
let me just say as far as the club and cb's go most of us qld members have them we use them alot when we are out n about,some dont have some but im sure we will all have ones soon and these are a sure way of keeping the safety of the group together,and keep us in a group..
and on this last note,i say i see more dangerous driving by the larger working community to and from work taking risks running lights,high speeds to get work on time etc then any young hoon on the road/s..,lets wiegh it up hoons normally in our parts qld go out thursday-saturday,yet the working community "HOON"to work break more road rules in one day then maybe your young hoon would in all them 3 days of cruising..so who should we really be targeting here?
cars are a lethal weapon,your not invinsible when you get into one,and no matter how much skill you think you have,you are never in control you are always on the edge of death it may not happen today but if you keep driving like you do,you too will end up dead!
Last edited by hoon69; 11-30-03 at 01:38 PM.