Boy racer warning

Parents need to play their part in controlling boy racers, according to National Road Safety chief Noel Brett.

Speaking at the IRL conference, he said 90pc of road fatalities happen in rural areas and the majority of these are young men.

Mr Brett claimed the doughnut tyre marks found all over rural roads are the trade mark of boy racers.

"These cars return every night or morning to the driveways of the homes where these young people live," said Mr Brett.

"Parents need to ask their children why they are spending so much money on tyres and why the cars are returning to the driveway with damage and dents."

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