Car Talk Guide to Auto Safety
Here's Hoping You Never Meet Francisco
Francisco Canales sent the following letter
Dear Ray and Tom,
I am writing to congratulate you on the stand you took when answering a question from a woman in Charlotte, NC. She wanted to buy her 16-year-old daughter a BMW Z-3. I am a plastic surgeon who is frequently called to local emergency rooms to take care of accident victims. I have seen many 16- and 17-year-olds with facial injuries that will forever change their appearance, not to mention their lives. Some of them were "good kids" who were inexperienced drivers and were doing something stupid, because riding with them was another 16-year-old they wanted to impress. There are also kids I don't get to see in the hospital, but I read about them in the obituaries. Thank you for taking a stand on a very important subject.
Very truly yours,
Francisco L. Canales, M.D.
Santa Rosa, CA