Car culture and the construction of car crime
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The last century saw everyday lives, global economies and national infrastructures constructed around motor cars and the culture they have spawned. Growing dependence on the car is fast enveloping most countries. In 1997 in Europe four-fifths of all land travel was undertaken by car,1 and almost one private car was owned for every two citizens.2 In 1998, over half (54 per cent) of the European population held driving licences.3 World traffic volumes are forecast to quadruple between 1990 and 2050 with the largest increases in developing countries (Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies 1998). The world’s embeddedness in car culture looks certain. This has positive aspects, but negative ones are swiftly accumulating with alarming future global consequences.