27 November 2013
To Hattie Isaac
In today's world driving is considered a right, but in fact as I have found out it is a big privilege and one with many consequences. “Fatalities due to driving rose from 105 in 2002 to 181 in 2006 by now the total will be almost 350 deaths in one year.” That is almost one person a day. As a driver I must have a lot of maturity in order to accept the enormous responsibility of having a license. In order to operate a car I must take responsibility for the car, the passengers, pedestrians, and myself. Driving is something that can only be done by mature, responsible individuals, which I hope I’ve become more of as time has passed. “Safe driving consists of obeying all traffic laws, always being aware, and never taking your eyes off the road.” I now know the consequences of only a split second head turn can turn into one of the worst experiences of my life. There are many notions and laws that are implemented to assure a safe and enjoyable driving experience. Some are avoiding aggressive drivers, ALERTNESS while driving, vehicle following distance, speeding, and many other driving situations. One of many responsibilities in trying to be safe on the roads is having the ability to control your emotions and stress. Some driver’s do not know how to deal with stress. This emotion can hamper the ability to drive safely. If I encounter a vehicle that is driving recklessly, and constantly following to closely the best thing to do to avoid a clash is to reduce speed and allow them to pass your vehicle. Accident are avoidable, all it takes is to be aware of my surroundings.
My experience with driving so far hasn’t been a good one. In the matter of six months I’ve gotten a speeding ticket, got in a car accident, and also have totaled a car. Not such a good start. As a teenager you dream of getting behind the steering while of a car and just zooming off, driving everywhere, its like your first real step...
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