Veteran Ford Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Searching for a new home
A Christmas Prediction
I may well be getting senile but I noted during tonights episode of "The News According To Packer Media" that the counting of Christmas accident figures has already commenced and I smell a statistical rat here. In days gone by, we used to start counting this sad number on Christmas eve and stop counting at midnight on New Years Day - a total of eight days. This year we will be counting from December 19th until the end of January 1st - a total of 13 days.
Now there are two points to be made here.
Firstly - it would seem reasonable that this will lead to a record year for the Xmas road toll (sadly), which in turn will provide additional fuel for the further invasion of our motoring freedoms (assuming that's actually possible in the State of Victoria). Look for the shock/horror media beat up coming to a fish wrapper / television / copy of No Idea, near you.
Secondly (and more importantly) - let's ensure that all of us take extra care during this holiday period so that we don't become part of those statistics. Enjoy the time with family, friends and others but stay safe.