Drivers Ed 2022 Round 2
Questions to be answered in your essay/application
- What is the importance of driver education in reducing the number deaths as a result of driving?
- What steps can be taken to reduce the number of deaths related to driving?
- Have you ever had an experience of being in car accident or have seen your friends or family members driving irresponsibly?
- What steps can you take to be a better and safer driver as well as help others become safer on the road?
2022 Drivers Ed Contest
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by Madison Godwin
I pledge not to text and drive because it causes unnecessary fatalities. People falsely believe, “It won’t happen to me”; sadly, accidents will happen to the unsuspecting driver.
by Martiez Pinnick
Responsible drivers can help reduce deaths and driver's ed helps create responsible drivers.
by Diego Cardenas
To show how even the smallest of errors on the road can have unforeseen consequences. We tend to take cars for granted and how much damage they can cause since we use them for so much. Whether it's getting to work or dropping off your kids at school. However, this has caused people to become careless in their driving and they need to be reminded of just how much a threat they can be on the road. Drivers education helps teach people how to stay safe on the road.
by Prajwala Reddy Immareddy
This essay communicates the importance of being a driver through literary techniques and extensive research. It provides a balanced take on unsafe driving and offers solutions to the problem.
by Rose Jackson
This discusses the effects of distracted driving as well as ways to improve driver's education and risks related to car accidents.
by Jazmin Zamudio Lopez
Driving is a big responsibility that should be done with precaution and following all the rules. Being an uneducated driver can lead to being involved in a fatal or injury accident as well as getting a traffic ticket. Driving unresponsively can put the life of others in danger. Taking one bad decision can change your whole life, it can lead to serious problems, such as injuries and even death. When driving, you need to not only think about what might happen to you, but how is it that you're doing something bad where you can affect others. An educated driver is least likely to cause harm because they follow the rules and drive cautiously. Everyone should be required to have a driving education. There will still be car accidents, but the rates will be lower. If there are ways we can do something to help each other we should all put them to practice to lower the rates of accidents which cause injuries and even death.
by Maggie Elizabeth Cook
My testimonies and thoughts on how society can be more united on and off the road.
by Alexis Rene McCowin
One millisecond, I hear my car roar with a screeching noise. My body drastically jerks to the left as I grip the wheel with dear life. My heart pumping as if it would burst out of my chest at any minute. The passenger side is covered in glass, as it crumbles into mini crystals. I look up and see my body and my car stuck in the middle of the road. Witnesses drive past slowly, staring me down as if I was a ghost. My mind is racing, as I try to make my next move. I am crying frantically as I rush to grab my phone to call 9-1-1. I proceed to call my mother to inform her of a lady t-boning me and asked her to come as soon as possible. The dreadful process soon begins, flipping my world completely upside down. See the attachment below.
by Catalina Collazos
A discussion of the possible influences that teaching our new generation of drivers and teens may have on the future of safer roads, a viewpoint influenced by past personal experience and fear of driving.
by Angel Daniel Marin
This essay contains a variety of ways to stay safe while driving along with personal anecdotes to emphasize driving safety.
by Mother Synkletike
Drivers need to take control for themselves because ultimately they are responsible for the lives in their car, including the lives of those who are telling them what to do. They must always check before changing lanes and directions, because you never know when a car might have come up behind you in the few seconds when you looked away. And never look at your phone because you will be driving blind. If you don't think it will happen to you, it won't, until it does.
by Colin Bedard
It Can Wait I believe that young drivers need driver education before getting behind the wheel because it can provide safety for others and for themselves. There are so many distractions now in our world of driving and it is important to educate new and experienced drivers on the harmfulness of distracted driving. Driver education for all can reduce the number of deaths each year by teaching everyone about the rules of the road and what can happen if you do not follow them. The steps that can be taken are to always follow these rules and one of the most important ones is to put your phone down before you go anywhere because it can always wait until you get to your destination. Texting and driving kills. It has happened too many times and it almost happened to my family. Things could have been very different for us. Unfortunately I have had the experience of being in a car accident as a new driver just having gotten my permit last year. I was driving my family home one night over the summer because I always wanted to get in practice whenever I could. I felt comfortable as a driver and I felt as though I was a good driver having had a lot of practice through drivers education and my parents teaching me. That night a distracted driver crossed over the double yellow line and hit my family and I head on. I could see that the driver was texting and driving as he was driving head on into our car. We couldn’t avoid him because he was swerving back and forth and then finally came into our lane. I tried to avoid hitting him but he hit us head on because he wasn't paying attention to the road until the last minute and by then it was too late. We were all very shaken and so upset but luckily no one was injured. Both cars weren't as lucky and there was quite a lot of damage done to both. We didn’t get my Moms car back for most of the summer and it has never driven the same. The other driver was immediately sorry and regretted his decision to text and drive. The driver continued to apologize over and over again, and came over to hug me. However, it could have been too late if he had killed an entire family. My family. I knew before the accident that texting and driving was never a good idea. I knew the dangers of it from so many people. I learned that through driver education and through my parents when we would always talk about the rules of the road and being responsible, but I would feel terrible if I was ever in his position and did what he did. Sometimes people don’t learn from their mistakes until something goes very wrong. The steps you can take to be a better and safer driver on the road is to take the classes and really pay attention to drivers education. It provides you with everything you need to be a safe driver. You just have to promise yourself and everyone else that you will follow those rules every time you get behind the wheel. If you don’t do these things to keep yourself and others safe you could find yourself arrested, losing your license, hurting someone or possibly killing them or their family. People don’t think about it that way. People sometimes think they are not going to ever get in an accident or lose control of their car if they are doing other things while they are driving, but it is inevitable. Through this whole experience I have learned more than driver education could teach me because I personally went through an accident where someone was driving distracted by their phone. The impact that it had on both my family and I stayed with us for a long time. My parents thought that it might affect me as a driver and that I might be afraid to get behind the wheel again so soon, but my dad took me right back to the same spot the next day which made me feel much more comfortable and confident with driving again. The accident itself will always be a reminder to me to never put myself in that situation, or put anyone else’s family in that situation because we know how it could have ended. Being the safest driver possible is the only way to be.
by Russell Morgan Jr
Driving is dangerous for numerous reasons. Of course, there are ways to fix it.
by Janae Combs
This essay describes how knowledge of the rules of the road can prevent accidents and reduce driving-related injuries and deaths. It stresses the importance of practicing safe driving.
by Kimberly Luis
Simply respecting traffic regulations and driving slowly, carefully, and confidently are steps you can take to become a better and safer driver. Maintain a safe distance and avoid texting while driving. The more knowledge and experience you have behind the wheel, the safer you and other drivers will be.
by Veronica Kogut
Blink of an Eye describes the importance of Drivers Education, and driver safety, because anything can happen in a blink of an eye on the road. Being attentive and aware of the rules on the road, and being a safe driver is extremely important, and can help prevent roadside fatalities from occurring due to reckless and unsafe driving.
by Maximillian Oryan Smith
This essay explores learned skills and good habits developed for safer driving.
by Kaylee Morris
Driver's ed is critical in giving the cautious drivers confidence in their driving ability and overly-confident drivers a reality check on the importance of being safe. This essay demonstrates the importance of utilizing both confidence and caution while driving.
by Megan Dosouto
My essay discusses an interactive story-telling timeline for new and veteran drivers to see how their decisions can impact lives for decades to come.
by Iris Anaruma
There are different ways to help improve driver's safety and that is driver's education. Driver's education teaches many skills that are need-to-know when it comes to driving. I know a lot of people who haven't taken driver's education who just wait until they're 18. They make some of the most reckless drivers I have seen, and I know there are many out there who are the same. Drvier's education makes a huge difference, and my essay explains why!
by Alicia V Chestnut
The impact of careless driving due to phone distractions, speeding, drugs, and alcohol can impair judgment. Safe driving courses can help implement safe techniques and skills to make better driving choices.
by michael F Lombard
This essay details the dangers of distracted drivers, how we become distracted, and a way of negating distracted drivers
by Tyreanna Causey
Driving a car is one of the most popular modes of transportation in today’s world. Before vehicles, people used to walk, ride bicycles, and even ride animals. We can now go to locations faster thanks to Karl Benz, one of many engineers who built the first automobile. Unfortunately, driving has problems in addition to its advantages. Every year, more than 1.3 million people are killed in car accidents around the world. Many people abuse the privilege of driving, which leads to accidents and even deaths. If you’re not careful, you can hurt yourself or someone else, regardless of your age or experience.
by Anna Schiro
In 2020, 11,258 people lost their lives due to speeding-related road incidents. In the future, If we all watch our speeds and ensure we do not break the limit, we could save thousands of lives.
by Adeena Fatani
Car accident statistics 2019 found that there were 36,096 car accident deaths per year in the United States. 38,824 people died in 2020 – an increase of 2,728 highway deaths in one year. Moreover, although exact figures are not given, it is estimated that teenagers are to blame for about 500,000 of the six million car accidents that occur in the US each year. Attending driving school will allow us to learn better driving tactics and we will become more knowledgeable about traffic laws. You become aware of the obligations you have as a driver to make sure you abide by the rules and regulations of the road as you learn and come to understand them.
by Logan Feeney
People drive distracted in this day and age, and cell phones are the biggest reason for this. Calls, texts, even online games cause accidents that lead to property destruction or even worse, loss of life.
by Kristina Hernandez
My essay looks at how drivers education is being taught and the pros and cons of each way. I also look into some experience I've had in a car accident and how there is only so much that can be taught in the classroom for safety and that a level of trust is needed.
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I've created my personal insight as to what safe driving is to me, how it's been implicated into my life, and ways we can all come together to really ensure we are all doing the correct things on the road so everyone gets to make it home to their families. I hope you enjoy my take on this essay!