HIS driving killed their teenage daughter and yesterday her parents had just two words for unsupervised L-plater Tony Mark Biggart: "Hang yourself."
Grieving father Kris O'Brien sent the message after Biggart was jailed for up to four years for the crash that took the life of his "angel" Kim at just 17.
Biggart also had his licence suspended until February 2014 for the single-car smash in the Royal National Park at Bundeena in Sydney's south, in July 2007, The Daily Telegraph reports.
"No punishment could make up for the loss. He can move on. We can't," Mr O'Brien said outside court.
Biggart, then 19 and just a few months into holding his learners licence, was driving a Commodore with three young passengers but no supervisor when he lost control at a black spot known as "The Saddle".
Kim was killed instantly when the car slammed side-on into a tree. Another friend, Brendan David Martin, 20, suffered severe injuries including spinal fractures. Biggart and another young woman escaped with minor injuries.
Then less than a year later the O'Briens caught Biggart - who was forbidden from driving as part of his bail - behind the wheel.
Sentencing the 21-year-old in the District Court yesterday, Judge James Bennett said the breach showed Biggart was not sorry for what he had done.
"This pattern reflects a disregard for his obligations to his community," he told the court.
"I'm not satisfied that he's appropriately remorseful."
The judge also rejected defence claims that the accident resulted from "momentary inattention".
"There is evidence he ignored three warning signs," the judge said.
Outside court, Kim's mother Jenny urged parents to "check who your kids are driving with". She said parents should call the police if their children's friends drove dangerously.
"She was the light of our life, the spark in our family," she said.
"We're happy he's going to jail."
Biggart did not speak in court and his family declined comment outside. He is eligible for parole in February 2011.