Youth Forward Scholarship 2019 – Better Safe Than Sorry

Name: Sanah Hamidi
From: Concord , Califorina
Grade: 10
School: Concord High School
Votes: 0


Better Safe Than Sorry

Approximately
1.25 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287
deaths a day. Furthermore 20-50 million are wounded or disabled.
Every time you get behind the wheel, you’re operating a very serious
piece of machinery, hence we must acquire the skills to become better
and safer drivers. For instance, when on the road drivers should cut
out distractions. A distraction is any action that distracts your
concentration from the duty of driving. Driving merits your full
attention thus drivers should stay focused at all times. According to
the National Safety Council, cell phone use while driving points to
1.6 million crashes yearly. Texting while driving is six times more
likely to create an accident than driving under the impact of alcohol
is.

We
all want to go to our destinations as fast as we can, yet all
speeding increases our risks of getting into an accident or a
speeding ticket. According to NHTSA the financial expense to society
of speeding-related crashes is roughly $40.4 billion annually.
Moreover, speeding was a contributory factor in 31% of all deadly
crashes and 13,040 livers were lost in speeding-related collisions.

Ultimately,
when driving absolutely no alcohol should be consumed. Every day, 29
people in America die in car crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired
driver, which is an estimation of one death every 50 minutes. The
yearly cost of alcohol-related collisions totals higher than $44
billion. With these safety skills, drivers will become safer drivers
resulting in saving lives and economic costs.


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