General Purpose: To Persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade the class that always wear seatbelt when in/or operating a vehicle. Central Idea: Wearing a seat belt can save your life.
Attention/Introduction: Don’t be a victim. Be a solution to the problem. I have been a second-hand victim to this problem. My child hood best friend was taken away from me at the age 17 in a fatal car accident. Two out of the four passengers survived that accident; the two that survived were wearing seatbelts. Everyday someone dies in a crash simply from not wearing his or her seatbelt. From the research I have conducted, I have learned that seat belt saves lives, and the life you save might be your own.
Problem/Need: Everyday people are growing accustom to operating a vehicle without wearing a seatbelt. •
People believe that just because they are traveling at low speeds or going on a short trip that seatbelts aren’t required. •
I will never be in a crash; I’m a good driver.
Seatbelts are your single, most effective safety step that you can do to prevent serious injury or even worse death, in a car accident. (www.nsc.org/safety_road/DriverSafety/Pages/Seatbelts) •
I’m sure many of us, including myself over look the importance of wearing seatbelts. •
According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) seatbelt use went up from 84% in 2009 to 85% in 2010. •
Seat belts have saved more than 75,000 lives from 2004-2008. •
Forty-two percent of passenger vehicle occupants, killed in 2007, were unbelted. •
The people that don’t wear seatbelts choose not to wear them because it feels uncomfortable.
Solution: Take 5 seconds to ensure that every passenger is “Buckled up”. •
In 2009, the NHTSA study estimated that more that 1,600 lives could be saved and 22,000 injuries prevented if seatbelts use was 90% in every state. •
Police in many states are allowed to pull you over and fine you for not wearing a seatbelt. •
In cars they have install seat belt alarms, where...
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