Philip didn’t crash because he’s old. He crashed because he’s male

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, 97, in his Land Rover Discovery, talking with his wife, Queen Elizabeth. Picture: Steve Parsons/ PA Wire.

Sorry to be sexist, but the most dangerous drivers have always been men, writes Terry Prone.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, probably looked even more like a monkfish after his Land Rover turned over last week and he had to be pulled out through the roof.

And if you believe it disrespectful of me to so describe him, I would gently point out to you that the description originated with his wife, Queen Elizabeth. 

Sign in or register for FREE to continue enjoying and to comment on our great range of opinion writers

Not a member yet? Register here

More on this topic

Garda worry over rising speeding and drink driving

Cameras installed at three Dublin blackspots to catch drivers breaking red lights

Out of left field: How most of the world came to drive on the right

New technologies will help make Europe’s roads safer

More in this Section

Brexit party: Nigel Farage’s threat to disrupt EU business is a waste of his energy

Life of Brian at 40: an assertion of individual freedom that still resonates

Mother and baby homes: Report is a study in amnesia

2020 hopefuls: Democrats spoilt for choices

More by this author

Bezos’ behaviour makes the 19th century industrialists look saintly

Missing boy’s impersonator only doubles pain for hopeful family

With no experience of changing the world, they did it anyway

Childhood memories worm their way into subconscious adult minds


Lifestyle

Birth of Modernism in Irish art

Don't miss the Irish Examiner's free glossy Home mag

Rebel insiders share Cork city's hidden treasures

The dos and don’ts of BBQing

More From The Irish Examiner