Story: Road accidents

Boy racers

Boy racers are a recent phenomenon on New Zealand roads. Congregating usually at night time, they race modified cars down city streets, creating noise and safety concerns. As this clip shows, more rigorous policing has been introduced in some places to combat the problem.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Road accidents - Growth in road injuries and deaths', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Dec 2014