A Kerry mayor has called on 'boy racers' to give lifts to people in isolated areas.
Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Paddy Courtney said that instead of keeping people awake at night with their noisy exhausts and loud car stereos, so-called 'boy racers' should be helping the community by bringing people in remote areas to the pub or bingo at night and then drive them home.
He said this would allow them to indulge their enthusiasm for driving while at the same time providing valuable community service.
Mayor Courtney also said parents have a duty to find out if their young adult children are driving responsibly.
The Killarney Mayor said that it is time 'boy racers' start behaving responsibly.
"If they want to be driving these cars, drive properly and mannerly and maybe adopt a friend," he said.
"Take the neighbour to bingo or down to the pub for two pints and take them home
"Maybe that is something that can come out of this, something good
"Maybe these boy racers and boy racer girls as they are called, maybe they can look at this and say this is an opportunity to show that we can do some good."