joy ride

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joy ride

n. Slang
1. A ride taken for fun and often for the thrills provided by reckless driving.
2. A hazardous, reckless, often costly venture.

joy′-ride′ v.
joy rider n.
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And there's a high-speed pursuit of a joy rider who turns out to be just 14 years old.
JOY RIDER Frankie Dettori wins the Derby on Golden Horn
The penalties announced include prison sentences of not less than six months and fines of not less than SR 5,000 for every joy rider causing injury, in addition to a one-year sentence and not less than SR 10,000 fine if death is caused, besides the confiscation of the vehicle and legal proceedings against the offender.
A DRUNK joy rider who drove off in an ambulance - while the driver was on an emergency call saving a man's life - has been jailed.
(http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/kim-jong-un-amusement-park-photo-british-diplomat?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+motherjones%2Fmain+%28MotherJones.com+Main+Article+Feed%29) Mother Jones finally got to the bottom of things, fingering Jones as the joy rider.
But if you're sorry for them, spare a thought for Holly Oakes, Eileen Dover, Hazel Nut, Joy Rider, Li ly Pond, Anita Bath, Candy Barr and Kerry Oakey.
Shirley Caswell from Kidderminster, with her daughter Melanie's picture in a locket AW241006CRASH-4' Above, Hitch Hiker Left, Baby on Board Below, Joy Rider
A DRUNK joy rider who drove off in an ambulance rapid response vehicle - while the driver was on an emergency call saving a man's life - will be sentenced at the crown court next month.
'It turns out he used to be a joy rider. He was a young offender lacking direction but had a good heart and wanted to help people - and being a paramedic is a job where you get to help people every day and make the world a better place."
WHILE Des Taviner (Paul Usher) catches PC Kerry Young (Beth Cordingly) and sergeant Dale Smith (Alex Wilkinshaw) in a passionate clinch in the back of their police car, a joy rider takes off in his patrol car.
I just hope Winona's next role is not as a joy rider or an axe murderer.