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- Joy riding or auto theft is taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent
- This activity is extremely dangerous and if you are caught you will be fined or given a prison sentence
- You will not only have a criminal record but you will also lose the respect of those around you as you will not only risk serious injury to yourself but to other road users and any passengers that you have in the car
- These passengers are also committing an offence by accepting a ride in a stolen car
- There is no joy in joy riding, getting caught will give you a criminal record but you could end up killing yourself or someone else. Knowing that you have knocked someone down and injured or killed them is a very difficult thing to live with.