Understandably, my thoughts turn to the youngsters who thought they could drive, who drove fast to impress their friends, who couldn't say no to just one more drink before we go home, to the 17 and 18 year olds whose families now spend each and every birthday grieving for their son or daughter, and so I send a plea to you, MiniRRD:
Remember, Son, that nothing is more precious than life, and no-one is more precious to me than you, your brothers, your sister and Mrs RRD.
Remember that you are not invincible.
Remember that it only takes a second, so take a minute, just to be safe.
Remember that it might not be you who can't drive, but that there are many out there who shouldn't be on the road - watch out for them, because they won't be watching out for you.
And remember, we all love you, and want you to stay safe, always.
Have a fab birthday tomorrow.