Now more than ever, there's a good chance a camera is watching you when you're doing something stupid. Whether it's dumping your Bugatti Veyron in a Texas marsh or crashing your Chevrolet Corvette during an impromptu street race, you may have to answer the unblinking eye of YouTube the next time things go squirrely behind the wheel.

Police in Montgomery County, Texas have reopened an investigation into a crash involving two Chevrolet Corvette drivers on Thanksgiving day. Officers on the scene originally called the crash an accident but decided to take a second look after a video of the two sports cars racing from light to light surfaced on the web.

As of right now, the clip has garnered more than 2.3 million views since it was uploaded on November 24. While no charges have been filed as of yet, there's a good chance that these drivers may get slapped with a street racing offense in the coming days. Remember kids, keep it on the track and off the streets. Hit the jump to watch the video again.



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      oxygn
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is there a law against how quickly you can accelerate to the speed limit?
        Cursethedawn
        • 3 Years Ago
        @oxygn
        Yes, on the ticket it says "excessive acceleration". Been there, done that.
        Richard Nygaard
        • 3 Years Ago
        @oxygn
        When you are side by side like that and you accelerate quickly like that its called racing. I think some states call it display of speed.
          GearheadGeek
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Richard Nygaard
          I think in Texas it's generally "Contest of Speed" but that's not one I've been cited for, so I've never seen how it's written down.
        makeshiftballer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @oxygn
        excessive acceleration definitely illegal
        wfaddah
        • 3 Years Ago
        @oxygn
        no there is not, but there is a law for being reckless while doing it. and from the look of it, it was a race. whats more reckless is accelerating in those american old mescle car that have no traction ever at any point. was that still a wishbone suspension?
        bonehead
        • 3 Years Ago
        @oxygn
        In Texas yes there is. There are also strict laws against street racing though i dont know how well either of these are enforced.
      larshafner
      • 3 Years Ago
      nice tackle!
      Mdriftda
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOL should have blurred out the plates. what a dick
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mdriftda
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        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mdriftda
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        ryanandrewmartin
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mdriftda
        Seriously. Drag racing on a street that busy? If they had such erections for beating one another, couldn't they have been like, "hey man, follow me to a less occupied street where, ya know, there aren't so many witnesses". They endangered a lot of people. *********.
        narcszm
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mdriftda
        Even if he had blurred the plates, street signs, and all other obvious indicators, how many two-vette accidents are there in the Woodlands?
        AcidTonic
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mdriftda
        Yeah, they would definitely confuse it with the other 14 Silver Corvettes that happened to crash the same day in the same county with the same model year. The video has the crash location + two colors of Vettes + identifying rims and you think the license plate was the critical evidence needed to prove foul play? With comprehension like yours you should definitely stay within the law because you would utterly fail at hiding your tracks.
      Iron
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is America, my grandpa raced, my pa raced so will my son, maybe its southern, maybe its car crazy, but restraint with wisdom is what makes you a man. It’s expected here in the south we all go fast. It not going to change, it’s who we are. Stand outside my house for 15 min and you will hear a race start. In Miami we got cop doing 120 Dailey, in Orlando they have nitrous on cop cars, it’s not a one way street if you know what I mean. The law have escalated so much it is a 500 fine for watching a street race WATCHING, really?….. I know , I know we’re going to have those people who say “ what if your kid was hurt by a street racer.” A little southern justice would put them on the right path, if you know what I mean. If we all had ALITTLE southern justice everyone would respect each other on the road a lot better. Was this race stupid, you can bet your ass it was, no race should ever be done near children or so many pedestrians. Both should be held responsible for their stupidity.
        Redline
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Iron
        Race on a track. Being 'southern' doesn't mean you can race in the streets.
        jtav2002
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Iron
        I'm sure there are a lot of southern people offended that you would lump them into the same category as you. Being from the south doesn't automatically make someone a dumb redneck.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      The guy who posted the video better make sure the 'Vette owners don't find him...
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
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        Polly Prissy Pants
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        If these "racers" did this in my neighborhood where my kids play then they both better watch THIER backs.
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        Meh, he might have reasons to worry if they were mafia guys, but given that this happened in Texas, as opposed to the Northeast, Florida, or the Midwest, I don't think there's any real reason to worry about that.
      Simms
      • 3 Years Ago
      bwahahaha...how did that guy manage to crash going straight? For the C6, doesn't it suck that he could have avoided that whole if he hadn't braked? And doesn't it suck that the C6 didn't lose control, but probably sustained most of the damage anyway?
        Lemon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Simms
        It looks like the road had just enough of a bend to upset the C5 on the 1-2 upshift. It doesn't take much if you're not careful with a high powered RWD car
        unrealii
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Simms
        torque steer : -))
      narcszm
      • 3 Years Ago
      "...originally called the crash an accident.." Well, yeah. Unlikely they did it on purpose.
      peakarach1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Must be Nascar driver turn lelf and crash.
      dowens1617
      • 3 Years Ago
      How about charges for the driver video taping the race while driving.
        montegod7ss
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dowens1617
        Yeah, arrest all news reporters who video somebody doing something illegal! Oh, wait.
      darkness
      • 3 Years Ago
      Setiously what cop would roll up to a crash site with 2 modified vettes and call it an accident. Only in upper Mexico Er Texas
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        @darkness
        Well, as evidenced in the video, their actions resulted in an accident, unless you believe the one guy intended to lose control and crash into the guy in the C6. It's easy for us to make such judgements when we have this nice, handy little video telling us exactly what happened. The cop did not have a video of any kind, and I don't think any of us know he talked to any witnesses, or if all he had to go by was their version of the events that unfolded. Given the info I've gotten from this site, there is no telling.
          jtav2002
          • 3 Years Ago
          @LUSTSTANG S-197
          Thinking something happened and KNOWING are 2 different things. If you'd prefer to live in a place where you get convicted without trial or evidence, there are plenty of countries who would welcome you. I'm sure the cop knew what happened, but you can't charge someone with no witness, or no evidence of any kind. Im sure the drivers didn't say "yea, we were racing and I lost control, my bad."
          darkness
          • 3 Years Ago
          @LUSTSTANG S-197
          A cop buddy said his senses will know that something stupid happened.
        Rob
        • 3 Years Ago
        @darkness
        Learn how to spell and use punctuation before you start putting down others, loser.
      over9000
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lesson of a lifetime: Should've gotten a GT-R in the beginning, now they are paying hefty fines, increasing insurance costs, resulting in poor driving and carfax report, as well repair costs.
      Marcel
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's what powerful cars are about. Only asshats buy them for showing, true petrolheads buy them for acceleration, sound, speed and generally the whole expierence.
        jtav2002
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Marcel
        So if street racers ever kill someone in your family, you will be okay with it? After all, they're just some petrolheads using their car as it was intended, right?
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