50,000 PEOPLE WILL DIE THIS YEAR
You dont have to be one of them
Fatal accidents are very similar to the D-Day scene
in the movie Saving Private Ryan. Body parts are severed,
smeared, shattered; Brain matter is stuck all over,
Bone chips are lying around. Many of the victims clothes
are ripped off. Yet sometimes there is no carnage at
all. The victims last moments of life were a horrific
couple of seconds of crashing and crunching sounds followed
by the sounds of breaking glass and the sterile smell
One moment they were involved in living their life
and then suddenly WHAM !
Most of them didn't do anything wrong. They were victims
of other bad drivers or a set of events set off by someone
doing something stupid.
Defensive driving is designed to heighten your awareness
of everything happening around you while driving. If
you start developing these habits early and realize
that every time you get in a car there is risk involved,
you increase your chances that you won't be one of the
Start practicing now by checking your mirrors constantly.
Always be aware of what is on your right, your left
and behind you. Check the road ahead. What is on the
horizon, what is happening in front of the car ahead
of you. Learn to make eye to eye contact with drivers
and pedestrians. That way you know they see you. Look
at the front wheels of the cars parked on the side of
the road. If you see a car with the wheels turned to
the left, is it going to suddenly pull out?
Of course you can also just drive around in a daze,
fool with the radio, use the mirrors for checking your
hair etc. You will either cause one of the 50,000 or
become one and the rest of us will pay for it with higher