TO THE EDITOR:
Any modern high-performance car can be dangerous in the hands of an inexperienced driver ("If it's too fast for the track, then keep it off our roads," April 24). That is the reason insurance companies charge more to insure them. Between the cost of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon itself and the cost to insure it, I doubt these cars will end up in the hands of many dangerous or inexperienced drivers.
You cannot protect people from themselves. Trying to do so would end up crippling the auto industry by legislating that only boring vehicles can be produced. Almost all midsize sedans produced today are far quicker than my 1977 Trans Am was back when I bought it new. My V-6 GMC Terrain would run circles around that Trans Am.
We are seeing the muscle car market revived and doing very well. Prices of these vehicles and the cost of insuring them will limit ownership far more effectively than legislation could ever accomplish. Only a fool would think it is possible to outlaw stupidity.
A.J. FICCARDI, Owner, Dr Auto Lock/AJs Auto Exchange, Edinboro, Pa. Dr Auto Lock is a locksmith service specializing in automotive. AJs Auto Exchange is a used-car retailer.