Saturday 24 February 2018

Gardai right to target boy racers

The so-called boy racer culture in Ireland has paved the way for a young-driver stereotype that is significantly justified by the relevant facts.

In 2009, although road deaths were down 40 on the previous year, 40pc of the 239 road deaths could be attributed to drivers under the age of 25.

Many young drivers who drive safely feel victimised as they receive a lot of police attention simply because they are young. The gardai have come in for some criticism from young drivers, but it is evident that they are just policing in line with the statistics.

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