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Graham, HM and White, RD (2007) Young people, dangerous driving and car culture. Youth Studies Australia, 26 (3). pp. 28-35. ISSN 1038-2569

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Abstract

There is a widespread perception that hoons are a major
danger on Australian roads. However, the statistics
and the research paint a very different picture. While
young people are disproportionately involved in motor
vehicle accidents, very few serious crashes involve high
performance vehicles. So why are hoons a source of
popular concern? This paper looks at the perceptions
of danger associated with hooning and other aspects of
car culture, and also explores the purposes that these
activities play in the lives of young men.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Youth Studies Australia
Publisher: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Page Range: pp. 28-35
ISSN: 1038-2569
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:30
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:35
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