Sunday, 15 January 2012
My husband phoned me yesterday from work in tears, the news had come through that a colleague's two sons had been involved in a car accident & things weren't looking good. I wont go into the details but it got me thinking about something that I read a few years ago that has always stuck in my mind,
'The single biggest statistical killer of teenage girls in this country is their boyfriends (bad) driving........'
Our daughter turned 12 a few weeks ago & for now boys are the last thing on her mind (having 2 younger, annoying brothers has done the trick!), we dread to think of what scrawny, spotty, greasy haired boy she's going to bring home one day & as each birthday goes by, that day gets closer!
The boyfriend that I dread is the one who can drive, the one who thinks it'll be great fun to drive around like he's playing Grand Theft Auto on his Xbox, with our precious daughter in the car with him.
A Twitter friend today tweeted that 'Cars are lethal weapons in the wrong hands'.