The Illawarra community is mourning the deaths of young drivers engaged in ‘hooning’ and ‘reckless’ behaviours on the roads.

The grief follows a crash in Wingdang that saw 18-year-old Jesse Brown lose his life earlier this month.

Ex-ambulance officer David Harmer has pleaded for people to show greater responsibility behind the wheel.

“There’s precious cargo on board … therefore we should be driving at our best at all times,” Mr Harmer said.

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