“Never drive beyond your skill level”. A sentiment is seemingly lost in this situation as two cars race down a narrow road strewn with Jacaranda leaves, ending with an M140i defunct and damaged on the side of the pavement.
A video has surfaced showcasing a drag race between an Audi S3 and a BMW M140i. Little information is known but it is believed to have occurred in the Jacaranda-brimmed streets of Pretoria. Launch control systems engaged, and the sounds of tyres clawing at the tarmac are the curtain raisers of this video. Bolting from a standstill, the two white cars quickly disappear around a corner before the video cuts and the M140i, which was left behind on the launch by the S3, can be seen with a few bits of bodywork clinging to the car’s battered frame.
Reckless driving on residential or most public roads often leads to unfavourable results. Earlier this year, two Ferraris were caught on camera careening down a residential road before heading offroad, hitting a small hump, going airborne, and finally resting right by a property’s fence with a trail of smoke emitting from both cars. More recently, a convoy of hot-blooded supercars was brought to a halt after a Lamborghini and Ferrari collided, resulting in a crash that unfortunately involved a campervan being caught up in the accident.
In 2022, the Road Traffic Management Corporation reported that at least 10 466 fatal crashes were reported by the end of the year. Gauteng stood at the forefront of this report, with a total of 2 321 fatal crashes reported throughout the year. Furthermore, the Western Cape experienced a 16% increase in fatal crashes, resulting in a total of 1 269 reported fatal crashes.
Racing on public roads is an undeniably selfish and dangerous activity that not only puts your life at risk as well as anyone else who may be on the road. Settle it on track and keep your ego in check.
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