Right now, I am on the case of first-time teen drivers. It is something of an obsession at the moment, since I'm organising a first car for my teenage offspring. I am drawing up shortlists of cars, budgets, getting insurance quotes and starting to worry. Not about how much it is going to cost me, that’s just money.

No, what I am concerned about is just how those newly qualified drivers are actually driving.

When I park up to pick up my teenager from sixth-form college (which hopefully I won't have to do once they have their own wheels), most days I see first hand how cars arrive and depart from the area. What I have noticed is that teenage boys are by far the most stupid. Now there’s a surprise, eh? 

They pitch up in their Polos and Corsas at speed. They break with a slight screech. Equally their departures are as dramatic. I haven’t seen a mishap yet, but it is only a matter of time.