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. 

By contrast girls are super careful. No, really, they are. Mature and considerate. They take their time over each manoeuvre and you can see them looking around with a real sense of appreciation over what is going on around them. I hope they keep that up as they get older and don’t let texting and tableting get in their way.