I honestly fail to see how confiscating and crushing someone's car represents a proportionate punishment for the offence of Dangerous Driving. Lots of people drive dangerously, and it seems odd that our response to that as a society differs depending on how old they are or the [number of] modifications made to their vehicles.
Principles are principles, and property rights apply to everyone, whether a middle-aged developer, or a seventeen year old dickhead with small penis syndrome.
Also true. The absence of recognition of the former offers no excuse for ignoring the latter. Bullying by Ministers? It’s not okay.UPDATE: Police, ministers, commentators and even commenters here wish to treat every youngster with a modified car the same -- as if the number of modifications to your car made you a criminal -- or a boy racer. Commenters talk about "their" behaviour, "these louts," "the boy racers," "these irresponsible little arseholes."