I know of a teenage lad, nice lad but difficult family life/background poor sod. He has an old car he got from some place.
What he does NOT have are driving lessons, insurance, road tax or MOT but he has taken to going out on half hour or so trips in the car instead of riding his bike. The car trips have been forbidden by his parents but he ignores them and goes out when they are not home.
I feel concerned as if he gets pinched he will be in a load of trouble, his family cant afford fines etc, worse if he has or causes an accident the poor person who is injured/killed will get no compensation as there is no insurance.
Is there anyone in authority I can inform who might give him a scare, without getting him in deep trouble? Do the police still have 'quiet words' or is that all in the past now? I am really worried he might injure or kill someone, partly because I already know someone who did something similar and they wrote off a their car in a ditch but at least they did not hit a person or other vehicle. There is no point in me having a word with the lad as clearly he is not up for listening to common sense.