Street racing is not only caused by gangs, but also by gang members. Teenagers do not like to be left alone because of what people think. Teenagers are tolerant of being part a large and powerful group. Most of the time, those who engaged in negative activity were part of large gangs or groups. Some teenagers want to be exposed to new experiences. Some teenagers do not receive approval from any group due to their lack of personality. To gain acceptance in those gangs they must show their masculinity.
Several studies have shown that teens involved in gangs race on the streets to relieve stress. Children are burdened by parents’ expectations. Parents often compare their children’s exam results with those of other children. Children may have difficulty sleeping, and may resort to illegal racing as a way to relieve stress. The street racing problem is caused by both peer and family pressure. These causes will affect the delinquents’ lives. Teenagers that commit crimes will experience some consequences they cannot possibly predict.
They may be imprisoned if, for instance, they accidentally crush someone. It is obvious that a criminal background will negatively affect their career, because no employer with any sense would hire someone who has committed murder. An article published on a site (Essays 2013,) stated that teenagers who lack interest and motivation to learn may also suffer academically. These teenagers’ studies will suffer because they give up studying simply due to boredom. Illegal racing on the streets is dangerous for both road users and teenagers. Delinquents may speed up to escape a police roadblock. They then cause accidents. Shortly, teens who participate in illegal street races may suffer negative effects.
There are many causes for street racing. They include lack of parents’ attention, poverty and financial hardships. It also impacts those who are delinquents and lead a troubled life. Experts agree that prevention and early intervention are key in reducing juvenile crimes. Parents are responsible for ensuring that teens receive love and care, but teenagers must also be aware of the importance of this in order to prevent juvenile crime.