In letter to a new driver, a father admits he killed his best friend

Not much has worked to stem the tide of distracted and dangerous driving. By now everyone has heard the warnings, but a glance over in either lane on your way home or to work on your next commute will likely tell you all you need to know about whether anyone’s listening.

So people probably won’t pay much attention to Bruce Benson, who was 16 when he killed his best friend 30 years ago.

In his letter to his son, provided today by the CBC, he says he knew one day he’d have to tell his son about what happened. It took him four days to write it. But the time had come. His son had just gotten his driver’s license.

  • Al

    Bob, when you retire, I think this will be one of your big legacies: Many of us drive differently (and hopefully not distractedly) because you’ve highlighted this topic. Thanks for that.