Road Safety and Awareness
Kianna Cooper - 2/16/15
Everyone knows the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving, texting, eating, etc but why do people still do it? Young drivers feel they can make it home alive just by sending one text back or only having one drink but that's just confidence in yourself, you don't think something so terrible could happen. There are various scenarios that could happen and people need to realize that doing something for the smallest second in time could possibly end or permanently ruin someone's life, is it really worth it to end someone's life or possibly your own? It'll leave you thinking, was it really worth it to reply to that text? Was it worth it to drive after a couple drinks leaving me unfocused and dazed? Dangers of driving could be, texting, drinking, music's to loud leaving you unfocused on the road, too tired, eating, looking back to check something, speeding, being high on drugs, or even passengers actions. Everyone needs to understand that no matter what happens they need to focus on the road, even if you think you can handle it sometimes it's out of your control, anything could happen at any time within the blink of an eye. In 2013 there was 32, 719 deaths in the United States because of motor vehicle crashes and it's all because of peoples irresponsible actions they chose to make, they chose to make the choice of texting or getting high before the drove, they chose to try to eat while driving. So before you do anything that could harm you or somebody else just think about the consequences, the injuries, any possibility, and if you go against it you chose to put yourself in the position of ending someone's life or your own. So think, think before you put your self and others at risk of your actions, because the damage is what you have to live with.
Sources; my own knowledge and Google.