Those who teach must lead

Editor:

Recently I saw something I thought I would never see: a driving instructor driving a company car using his phone in traffic.

Editor:

I knew there were lots of careless and stupid drivers out there, but recently I saw something I thought I would never see: a driving instructor driving a company car using his phone in traffic.

I wonder how he would react if one of his students pulled out a phone while driving. Would he tell that student to wait until he/she was as skilled as he is before trying to multi-task while behind the wheel, or would he say that using a phone while driving is illegal, dangerous and stupid?

Probably the former, as the latter would be as hypocritical as a parent telling their child not to smoke – that smoking causes more than 50 diseases and shortens your life by almost 20 years, on average – then asking that child to bring them another “sickaret.”

Do as I say and not as I do, eh?

Jerry Steinberg, Surrey