Bhavana wrote:I just read somewhere today that approx 4000 teenagers each year die in car accidents that result from drinking. Very sad. I remember being in that age range, you just don't think anything bad will ever happen to you. My thoughts are with these kids and their families.
After a near miss as a young girl jumped a traffic light and headed for pedestrians, the old man crossing the road at the same time as me remarked:
'You know, the real problem is that they don't have the imagination to see mangled bodies and severed limbs'.
I wish many times that I had not seen such things, but after seeing a child pulped in one 4-death crash (2 drunk teen boys) I went out and bought a huge Volvo to protect my kids. I'm not sure even now, as I mindfully watch my emotions, that I could forgive a drunk or fired-up teen if they killed my kids - yet 35 years ago, I was just as reckless about driving myself.
I wonder if seeing blood and guts in real life would have an effect - guess you can't generalise.
Most aggressive driving I see now is by young women - no idea why but they seem to feature in most incidents I see these days.
They probably think old guys with grey beards, like me, are the worst!