Today's post is quite different from all the others I have written since it is of a personal nature.
Below are 2 links. The first is from a local radio station here in Melbourne and contains video of an interview with a young football player and a TV message about road safety.
The second link is a newspaper story about the same young man.
The story is a very serious one. It may upset you.
It is about a young man who was involved a fatal road crash several years ago.
Here in Victoria, in an attempt to reduce the road toll, there has been a series of advertising campaigns designed to shock.
And shock they do!
Neil Mitchell interview with David Hille
The Age newspaper article.
The day that crash happened was my daughter's 13th birthday. At the time I also had 2 sons aged 15 and 17. The 17 year old was about to start learning to drive. I still remember that crash because of the age of the boys involved and the ages of my sons.
Little did I know that less than seven years later my eldest son would be killed on the road.
My reason for this post is to make you aware of the importance of wearing seat belts, and also, even more vitally, the importance of being aware of consequences of choices on the road.
Tell your children.
Road safety is not just a TV advertisement or a billboard, it is up to us.
Give your children an extra hug. There is nothing more precious than our children.