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Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson’s Fast & Furious Movies Led to a Nationwide Increase in Speeding Tickets and Traffic Violations

Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson’s Fast & Furious Movies Led to a Nationwide Increase in Speeding Tickets and Traffic Violations

Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson are two of the biggest Hollywood stars, and their rivalry has been one of the most talked-about in recent years. But they were co-stars in one of the most popular film franchises of all time: Fast & Furious. Diesel and Johnson first shared the screen in 2011’s Fast Five, and the pair have since become a major force in the industry.

The Fast & Furious franchise movies are some of the most loved movies ever made. The franchise has been praised for its fast and intense action scenes, diverse cast, and largely exploring the theme of friends and family. The franchise rose to such prominence that according to a report, the Fast & Furious movies led to a nationwide increase in speeding tickets and traffic violations.

Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson
Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson in the movie, Fast Five

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Fast & Furious Films Led to an Increase in Traffic Violations

According to a 2018 research report by The New York Times, the advent of the Fast & Furious films increased speeding citations and other traffic infractions across the country. The study examined traffic data from 192,892 speeding tickets issued in Montgomery County, Maryland, between 2012 and 2017. Moreover, it was discovered that on the weekends following the release of the movies, drivers who received speeding penalties drove at speeds that were up to 20% faster on average.

Fast & Furious cars
Fast & Furious cars

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Some people disagree with the study’s conclusions, claiming that the association between the Fast & Furious films and speeding citations does not necessarily imply that the films are to blame for people speeding. The authors of the study contend that the results are noteworthy and urge more inquiry into how these movies are affecting the driving behavior of people from all age groups, from young to old.

The lead cast of Fast and Furious movies
The lead cast of Fast and Furious movies

But it is also crucial to remember that the study only examined data from a single county in Maryland. The outcomes might likely vary in other regions of the nation, however, the study does bring up many critical issues about the potential impact of movies and social media on human behavior. However, it is quite true that the franchise is super successful and it also leads this generation of blockbusters.

The Billion Dollar Movie Franchise: Fast and Furious 

With over $7.3 billion in global box office receipts, the Fast & Furious franchise is one of the most lucrative movie franchises ever. The Fast and the Furious, which was released in 2001, marked the start of the franchise, which has since produced 10 main films, two spin-offs, and a television series. The series includes everything, from heartwarming family moments to exhilarating action scenes.

The Fast and the Furious
The Fast and the Furious

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The Fast & Furious franchise has become a cultural phenomenon. Numerous people throughout the world have been motivated by these movies, moreover, the automobile sector has also been significantly impacted by the franchise. The franchise movies have increased public awareness of exotic and tuner vehicles. Recently, the films have become somewhat over-the-top, but the core themes of family and community have remained the same.

Source: The New York Times

Written by Rajdeep Majumder

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